First, the engine. A muscular 4.0-litre V8 biturbo, it produces 476 hp, 630 Nm of torque and powers the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.0 seconds. Opt for the Mercedes-AMG GT S Coupé and the figures are even more remarkable: boasting an uprated 522 hp and 670 Nm, it clocks 0-62 mph in an eye-watering 3.8 seconds.
But sports car performance is about more than just straight line speed: it’s about balance and agility, touch and response. And the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé delivers on all counts.
Its front-mid mounted engine layout provides an optimal weight distribution between the front and rear axles of 47% to 53%. So you enjoy incredibly agile, assured handling. It’s extremely lightweight too – crafted largely from aluminium and carbon fibre, the bodyshell weighs just 231 kg. Yet it retains excellent torsional rigidity, ensuring outstanding stability and driving dynamics.