Mercedes-AMG GT S  (9)

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia‘s (MBM) range of models has now grown to include a sports car to rival the likes of Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8 – the new Mercedes-AMG GT S has officially been launched in Malaysia, at the Sepang International Circuit today.

The “S” in the name denotes that it’s the more powerful of the two variants currently available globally, so the 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 – with the twin turbines placed inside the V configuration as in the F10 BMW M5 – churns out the full 510 PS at 6,250 rpm and 650 Nm from 1,750-4,750 rpm.

Drive is sent to the rear via a seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission (DCT), enabling it to rocket from 0-100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 310 km/h.

The GT S is priced from a cool RM1,125,888, rising to about RM1,145,888 for the limited-run Edition 1. Both prices are on-the-road, inclusive of GST, without insurance. Standard equipment includes an AMG performance exhaust with fully-variable flaps, AMG Ride Control variable damping and an electronic locking differential. Spec the Edition 1 and you get the Dynamic Package thrown in as well.

This incorporates dynamic engine and transmission mounts, a “Race” mode for the AMG Dynamic Select system, stiffer suspension, higher negative camber on the front wheels as well as sports speed-sensitive steering. Also included with the Edition 1 is a black aerodynamic package (larger front splitter, front wheel arch flics, black side sill trim and an enormous fixed rear wing), a carbon-fibre roof, an exterior Night package (high-gloss black diamond grille, wing mirrors, rear wing, tailpipes) and the wheels finished in black.

For a closer look at the car’s specifications in closer detail, refer to CarBase.my.