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Old 12th September 2014, 18:51   #16
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Default So what's the halo car of the range then?

What is interesting is, that Mercedes' halo cars have gone up in alphabet and track capability, but down in price & power and size.

SLR: $350,000 : 620hp, 780N-m : 3,900 lb kerb weight

SLS: $210,000 : 570hp, 650N-m : 3,600 lb kerb weight

what would've been the SLT (Touring?) AMG GT : ~$150,000 : 503hp, 650N-m : 3,300 lb (target)

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So now that the SL is the top-of-the-line grand tourer (actually since the SLR's demise) with the price to match ($220k+ for SL65 Black), what is the halo car?

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Note: AMG GT/ SL"T" considered at 911 (991 Turbo base price in US) and weight extrapolated from 509lb bodyshell
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Old 13th October 2014, 17:40   #17
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Default Mercedes AMG GT clears its throat for the first time!!!

And finally here it is, Merc's all new 911 fighter gives out its v8 baritone for the first time.



Wonderful job by AMG. Many were skeptical about the new twin turbo 4.0 litre V8 and the sound that its going to make. They had the right to because boy did it have one huge pair of shoes to fill, that of the now defunct N/A 6.2 V8.

Almost every company that had taken the turbo charged route has been heavily criticized about the poor sound of their new engines compared to their naturally aspirated predecessors. AMG seems to be the only one breaking that trend.
Does the new turbo v8 sound as good as the old 6.2? No I don't think it does, but it runs it very close and that itself is a phenomenal achievement. And no, it does not have fake exhaust sounds piped into the cabin through the speakers. AMG boss Tobias Moers assured everyone about that.

This really do begs the question. Why does the BMW M5's turbo charged 4.4 v8 and the 3.0 straight six in the M3 sound like horse shit compared to this new Merc GT? I think the guys at the M department aren't trying hard enough.

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Default Re: Mercedes-AMG teases the new GT (SLS Replacement)

The Mercedes AMG-GT is likely to be launched in India in March 2015.

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Default Re: Mercedes-AMG teases the new GT (SLS Replacement)

I loved the AMG GT TV commercial . Check it out:

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The Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car has been officially unveiled. Based on the AMG GT super-car, the AMG GT3 has been designed to meet FIA GT3 specifications. However, while the road going AMG GT uses a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the GT3 will borrow its engine from the SLS AMG GT3 i.e. a 6.3-litre, V8. Exact specification are yet to be revealed. Transmission duties are carried out by a six-speed sequential racing gearbox.

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Default Re: Mercedes-AMG teases the new GT (SLS Replacement)

I wouldn't know what to do if I take the driver's seat.

Looks like the control center of a spaceship in there!
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Absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't even bother with those who think this baby doesn't deserve respect. Look at those sleek links and perfect contours. The interiors are galactic.

Would relish seeing the AMG-GT on our roads as much as I did the outgoing SLS.

Top points Mercedes. Lately, you've being doing everything right!
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As predicted earlier http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ml#post3528573 (Mercedes-AMG teases the new GT (SLS Replacement))

All new SAFETY CAR and MEDICAL CAR for F1 2015 - All New Mercedes-AMG GTS and C63 S

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Source : http://www.netcarshow.com/mercedes-b...f1_safety_car/

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EVO pits the Mercedes AMG GT S vs Porsche 911 Turbo at the Anglesey Circuit.

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One unit of the Mercedes-AMG GT S has been imported into India, indicating that it could be launched soon.

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