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Mercedes-AMG GT 2024: second-generation super GT scores four seats and AWD


The new GT will be based off the same platform as the new Mercedes-AMG SL and will be solely offered with a twin-turbo V8 engine

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled its new flagship performance vehicle, the new, second-generation AMG GT coupe.

As a strong rival to the likes of the Porsche 911, the new AMG GT is based upon the same platform as the new SL roadster which is now on sale in Australia. 

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the new-generation GT

Now with a stretched cabin that fits a 2+2 layout, the new GT will be offered globally with Mercedes-Benz’s existing 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which will be paired with an all-wheel drive 4Matic system. 

But if the thought of all-wheel drive might put you off, the good news is that Mercedes-AMG has tailored the GT to also be “pure rear-wheel drive” if the driver wants to be able to drift. 

Like a 911, the GT can now be had as a 2+2 so you can bring the kids

The mighty V8 now produces up to 430kW/800Nm thanks to a new oil pan design, repositioned intercooler and new inlet and outlet ports for greater exhaust gas flow. The engine has also received a boost in turbo pressure and a new software tune. 

The Mercedes-AMG GT coupe is set to launch globally in 2024 and has been confirmed for Australia, but it’s currently unclear when it will arrive locally.

How does the new GT differ from the last?

Although the new GT doesn’t look radically different from the last car, there are some big differences in terms of power, performance and transmission. 

The GT, for starters, now features the company’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system, whereas the last car was purely a rear-drive model.

The V8 engine has returned with a savage baseline level of grunt

Engine performance has increased, too. The core AMG GT originally had outputs of 340kW/601Nm when it first launched back in 2015. But now, the GT has much more power, making a grand total of 430kW/800Nm. However, these figures are still down from the mammoth 537kW Black Series from 2021. 

For the first time, the GT will also feature rear-wheel steering. Adaptive dampers will be standard, along with 390mm front composite brakes and 360mm rear brakes. 

An entry-level AMG 55 will also be offered in some markets, producing ‘just’ 350kW/700Nm.

The GT sits on the same new platform as the SL convertible

What else should you know about the latest AMG GT?

The new Mercedes-AMG GT will come standard with AMG Dynamic Select drive modes, including slippery, comfort, sport, sport+, individual and race.

Also standard will be an AMG track pace logger for use on racetracks across the globe and records more than 80 pieces of vehicle-specific data (such as speed, acceleration, brake pedal actuation and steering angle) at ten times per second. 

Lap timing can be set up through the MBUX system to display on the core touchscreen and in the instrument cluster.