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The Mercedes-AMG GT has always been the ultimate AMG car, since its inception almost ten years ago it’s gotten better with every incarnation released, as expected. The list of different versions of the car is impressive, over and above the AMG GT, there’s also the AMG GT C, AMG GT S, AMG GT R and the AMG GT R Pro, which while the production run spanned nine years, were all still part of the first generation. The German automaker has just unveiled the second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, and it’s every bit as awesome as you’d expect. Being the flagship AMG model, the new AMG GT is packed with all the latest and greatest technology available in the automotive industry today. There’s a choice of two powerplants available for the car, and purists will be elated to hear that neither features any form of electric assistance. “The new AMG GT Coupé combines highly dynamic driving characteristics and distinctive sportiness with a high level of everyday comfort. Our new GT is clearly the top-of-the-line product in our diversified portfolio and is therefore not only AMG's youngest brand shaper, but also a clear commitment to the sports car made in Affalterbach. With the new dimension concept and optional 2+2 seats, we are directly responding to the wishes of our customers.” says Michael Schiebe, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The looks have been updated, but not so much that you need to be told that this is a new GT, it retails all the things that made the first generation as successful - and good-looking.

The new AMG GT has it all, from a “hyper analogue" interior design to the lightweight composite aluminium structure, an active rear spoiler, a 2+2 option, a rear axle locking differential, active rear-axle steering, a high-performance composite braking system and a plethora of drive modes and onboard systems including the AMG TRACK PACE. That gets capital letters because it’s brilliant, an onboard data logger for use on the racetrack. That tells us the cars will have lenient warranties for owners that will use the car to have some proper track fun. It’s the powerplants that are what we like the most. The “entry-level” version of the new AMG GT will be the GT 55 4MATIC+ which will feature the sizeable twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 tuned to produce a rather fun 350 kW of power with torque up to 700 Nm. This version is good for a 0-100 km/h shunt in just 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 295 km/h. Higher up on the model rung is the GT 63 4MATIC+, and in this setup the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 is tuned to have 430 kW of power and 800 Nm of torque. This relates to a 0-100 km/h launch in just 3.2 seconds and affords the car a top speed of 315 km/h. Sounds to us like a few aftermarket tweaks will see the 55 able to easily match the 65 in the power and performance stakes. Both powerplants see fitment of the lighting-fast 9-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission with power sent to all four wheels. There’s no word on local pricing and availability yet, but you can expect it to be north of R5 mil.

Take a look at the YouTube video from the folk at Mercedes-Benz that shows off that absolute awesomeness that is the new 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT, that as usual is one of the most impressive-looking beasts to wear an AMG badge. Here you get a complete walkaround of the smooth and sexy coupe with comment from none other than the Mercedes-AMG's top driver, Lewis Hamilton: The all-new Mercedes-AMG GT | Walkaround | Mercedes-Benz

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