Have you heard the one about the guy who didn’t buy a Mercedes-AMG GT because it was underpowered? Yeah, me neither. But just in case, the automaker announced some enhancements to the coupe and Roadster for 2021: more power and a new Stealth model.
For the new year, the models get 54 more horsepower than the outgoing version. The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 now makes 523 hp and rockets from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, a 0.2-second improvement.
Some new equipment is also available this year: the AMG Ride Control suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, an electronic limited-slip differential on the rear axle, AMG high-performance composite braking system and red painted brake calipers.
A Stealth Edition model also joins the roster for 2021 with add-ons from the AMG Exterior Night Package such as black brake calipers, an AMG radiator grille in dark chrome, headlamps with black elements and mixed-size tires, with 19-inch matte-black Y-spoke wheels on the front and 20-inch wheels on the rear. Other Stealth Edition features include a carbon-fiber roof with dark-tinted areas on the coupe and a black soft top on the Roadster, as well as some paint choices: Stealthy black is standard; optional colors include Obsidian Black Metallic, Selenite Grey Metallic and Designo Graphite Grey Magno.
Inside, cabin additions for the model include an AMG steering wheel in Dinamica microfiber with black steering-wheel spokes and shift paddles, diamond quilted black Nappa-style leather, black topstitching, piano-black lacquer or carbon-fiber trim and a special Stealth Edition badge.
Release Date and Price
The 2021 AMG GT coupe and Roadster will arrive at U.S. dealers in early 2021. Pricing was still “TBA.”
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