Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S Edition 1 Review
The Mercedes-AMG GT S Edition 1 is a seriously good-looking car, it looks poised and ready for anything you could possibly throw at it.
The Edition 1 model is offered with some minor styling tweaks to differentiate from the standard model, these include a fixed rear wing, a large front splitter with front flics and a number of ‘Edition 1’ badges.
The GT S sits on the same basic chassis that the SLS once used, to drive the wheels, Mercedes have chosen to use a 4-litre dry-sump twin turbo V8; by placing the turbos in the middle of the V, this not only creates a smaller engine, but also means the whole block can be placed behind the front axle affording a lower centre of gravity and superior weight distribution.
This car feels extremely focused, the steering response is instant, matched perfectly by the suspension set up, though on the firm side, it means the car never rolls, even under the harshest inputs. The GT S feels most at home on the fast, long sighted roads like those across Europe, that isn’t to say however it can’t handle the tight and undulating B-roads in Britain.
Mercedes’ have nailed the cabin, offering a supremely comfortable environment, masking road noise perfectly.
From new, this car would you set you back £122,750, for those who aren’t fazed by some light use, you could get your hands on nearly-new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S Editon 1 cars for between £80,000 and £90,000.
This car has some seriously hard competition, with the likes of Porsche and Aston Martin offering decent models for the same price. However, the build quality and overall experience offered by the Mercedes simply can’t be matched, it’s as comfortable on the road as it is on the track and that is ultimately what will appeal to buyers.
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