Mercedes-Benz AMG GT OverviewIf you have been following the recent Formula One seasons, chances are you have seen one of these Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in red, making its appearance round the race circuit while performing its safety car duties at the hands of one Bernd Mayländer. As the name implies, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is a front-mid-engined, two-door, rear-wheel-drive grand tourer, offered either in coupé or roadster body styles. It is only the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG after the Mercedes SLS AMG.
The car made its global debut in 2014 at the Paris Motor Show in the GT and GT S trim. A mid-life facelift was subsequently introduced three years later in 2017 before making its way to Malaysia in 2019. Codenamed the C190, the two facelifted models introduced to the local market are the AMG GT C and the high-performance AMG GT R variant, both in the hard top coupé form, and powered by a monstrous AMG 4.0 litre Bi-turbo V8 engine.
Like all AMG models, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is designed and developed in Affalterbach. The engines are hand-built in-house by a dedicated technician according to AMG’s ‘One Man, One Engine’ philosophy, before handed over for final assembly at the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Sindelfingen, Germany. Prices for the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT starts from RM 1,558,888 and RM 1,712,888 (OTR without insurance) respectively. Dubbed the Beast of the Green Hell (Nürburgring), the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT means business and attempts to dethrone the default segment favourite, the Porsche 911.