A new limited-edition take on the GT Coupe is coming to Australia with all the important go-fast bits included but with a price tag that is notably cheaper than the standard model.
Mercedes-AMG has announced the GT Coupe Night Edition that will go on sale in Australia in the third quarter of this year with a listed price of $294,200 before on-road costs.
At that price, the GT Coupe Night Edition is almost $50,000 cheaper than the standard model, though only 15 units will be coming to Australia.
For 2021, AMG has squeezed an extra 40kW out of the 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine that now produces a total of 390kW of power and 670Nm of torque in all GT models – bar the full-fat Black Edition.
That engine feeds power to the snappy seven-speed dual-clutch transmission before sending it straight to the rear wheels, where an electric limited-slip differential is thankfully fitted as standard.
When driven in anger the GT Coupe will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds before you hit the thankfully large brakes, with discs measuring 390mm at the front and 360mm at the rear.
AMG has also fitted adaptive dampers as standard which should make it more capable dynamically at the track and when riding over rough Australia bitumen, while a lighter lithium-ion 12-volt battery has also helped to cut down on weight.
The special edition coupe is fitted with GT Night Edition badging on the outside along with a blacked-out AMG grille matched with the matt black 20-inch AMG Y-spoke alloy wheels.
A bare carbon fibre roof is seen prominently up top that can be matched with a choice of Obsidian Black, Selenite Grey or designo Graphite Grey Magno exterior paint.
Inside the GT Night Edition continues the black theme with a variant-exclusive Style Nappa leather interior with the AMG-specific seats finished in a diamond quilting pattern.
The steering wheel is trimmed in black microfiber with the Night Edition also receiving a microfibre roof liner and piano black finish on the centre console.
While stock is limited, the GT Night Edition provides AMG’s flagship with a more flexible lineup against key rivals such as the Porsche 911 that has prices ranging from $236,300 for the base 331kW Carrera to $494,500 for a full-fat 478kW Turbo S convertible (both before on-road costs).
Buyers interested in the GT Night Edition can now place an order at their local dealership, with deliveries expected to take place in the third quarter of this year.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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