For the first appearance of the new GT V8 sports car, the the second vehicle to be entirely developed under its own direction, Mercedes-AMG created an authentic motor sports atmosphere at its head office in Affalterbach- Germany. A temporary pit lane with stands for spectators and a victory fireworks show set the perfect scene for the début of an ambitious new challenger. Current Formula 1 points leader Nico Rosberg piloted the breath-taking newcomer from the sports car brand of Mercedes-Benz onto the stage. The Mercedes-AMG sports car brand enters a new segment for the company that is teeming with top-class competitors with the new Mercedes-AMG GT.
Prof Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, stressed on the importance within Daimler’s engineering network saying “The Mercedes-AMG GT shows sports car enthusiasts around the world what AMG is capable of.”
Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH says “With its technological substance, the Mercedes-AMG GT fulfils our high standards with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. It has been ‘handcrafted by racers’, and shows that we make our customers’ dreams come true.”
The GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality and a level of efficiency that sets new standards in the segment.