Mercedes-Benz has made it official that it will launch the new AMG GT S in India on November 24. The low-slung V8 sports car is the second model to be entirely developed by AMG, after the popular SLS AMG.
While the overall silhouette of the AMG GT S is pretty similar to the SLS AMG, it doesn’t get the iconic gullwing doors. This two-seater model is characterised by hallmark rear-wheel drive proportions. The long bonnet with its pronounced power domes, the glasshouse which has been moved far back, the large wheels and broad tail end make up the distinctive looks.
Inside, there is a choice of silver chrome, matt carbon fibre, high-gloss carbon fibre, black diamond and matt silver fibreglass for the interior. Another feature which warrants attention is the free-standing central display and the AMG DRIVE UNIT controls: they are arranged like eight cylinders in a V layout.
The AMG GT S is powered by a 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine which develops 503bhp of power. The engine sits behind the front-axle and delivers power to the rear-wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
When launched on November 24, the AMG GT S will be the fifth new AMG model in India this year. It will compete with high-end versions of the Porsche 911 and the Audi R8.