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Mercedes-AMG GT S

Will the Mercedes-AMG GT S be Robb Report’s 2016 Car of the Year?...

Will the Mercedes-AMG GT S be Robb Report‘s 2016 Car of the Year?

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Though the Mercedes-AMG GT S bears more than a passing resemblance to the Porsche 911, this elegantly proportioned two-seater makes an entirely original statement with its innovative engineering and striking styling. The GT S’s all-new 503 hp, 4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 is the world’s first power plant to combine so-called deep-V turbochargers (which reduce lag and are nestled between the two cylinder heads) with dry-sump lubrication (which ensures proper oil circulation during high-g cornering). The engine is mated to a rear-mounted, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The drivetrain configuration lends the GT S a balanced weight distribution that helps it accelerate and corner like a mid-engine car.

The cabin includes equal measures of purpose and luxury. It features staggered drive-control dials along the center console and fragrant swaths of leather across the dashboard and door panels.

Configuration: Front/mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe

Engine: 4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8

Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch

Power: 503 hp at 6,250 rpm

Torque: 479 ft lbs at 1,750 rpm

Curb Weight: 3,695 lbs

Zero to 60 mph: 3.7 seconds

Top Speed: 193 mph

Base Price: $129,900

(mbusa.com)

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