Mercedes-Benz returns to Nurbugring to see how one of their upcoming production car models handles the course’s diabolical twists and turns. The 2015 Mercedes AMG GT, also known as the C63 AMG, has replaced the SLS AMG as the hottest new model to come from the sports car producer.
This model actually introduces a smaller engine than previous ones (a Mercedes-Benz development trend), with a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, producing either 480 horsepower or 580 horsepower, depending on the version purchased. This will coincide with a 7G-MCT SpeedShift automatic transmission setup. The previous model had a 6.2 liter V8 engine, and people watching both models go through the paces at Nürburgring noted there was a definite positive difference between the two, with the newer version being far quieter and having less of a vicious roar.
Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said this about the model:
“The new Mercedes-AMG GT shows that we will be positioning AMG more vehemently and aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand. The technological substance of the Mercedes-AMG GT underscores our high aspirations with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. Following the global success of the SLS AMG, the new GT is the second sports car developed fully independently by Mercedes-AMG. An initial exclusive look at the design of the interior shows what is in store for our customers: a GT sports car in its purest form.”
Mercedes-Benz continues to embellish on its aviator-themed design within the cockpit. The AMG GT has a wing-like appeal, with four central vents and one on either side, giving the illusion of engines. A dynamic control console is indicative of a NACA air intake unit, and much of the composite materials give the appearance of being derived directly from race track designs. The center console holds the illusion of a V8 cylinders, adding a high-tech, powerful flair to the interior.
This car is expected to debut at the Paris Motor Show 2014 and become available for purchase later in the year.