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News 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Gets More Power, New Stealth Edition

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Gets More Power, New Stealth Edition

Small changes for AMG’s high-performance Coupe and Roadster.

  • The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe and Roadster will now boast 523 horsepower in base trim, up from 469 hp in 2020 models.

  • AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension and high-performance brakes now come standard.

  • New Stealth Edition with blacked-out exterior and interior appearance.

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe and Roadster will hit U.S. dealerships in early 2021, and the German brand has just announced some enhancements for the new model year.

The two-door GT variants will benefit from an increase in output, as the handcrafted twin-turbocharged, 4.0L V8 will develop 523 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque in their base trim levels. As before, all this is sent to the rear wheels through an AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission, and the 0-to-60 mph dash is accomplished in a claimed 3.7 seconds. Top speed is pegged at 194 mph for the Coupe and 193 for the Roadster.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT C trims keep their version of the engine that produces 550 horses and 502 pound-feet, which shaves 0.1 second off the 0-60 mph sprint. The mighty track-ready GT R Coupe and Roadster roll on with 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet, which reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

The AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension with adaptive damping adjustment, a rear-axle limited-slip differential and AMG high-performance composite brakes with red-painted callipers are now fitted as standard on the two-door GT. The starter battery now contains lithium-ion and there’s a RACE drive program that’s included, too.

In addition, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe and Roadster are available with a new Stealth Edition trim, which rounds up the AMG Exterior Night Package’s jet-black accenting, fender vent fins, mirror caps, window trim and rear apron, along with black-painted brake callipers, black chrome tailpipes and front grille, black headlight clusters as well as matte black 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels. The Stealth Edition also benefits from a carbon-fibre roof panel on the Coupe, while the Roadster gets a black top. Four paint colour choices—two blacks and two greys—are offered with this new trim level.

Inside, the Stealth Edition features AMG Performance seats with diamond quilted black leather, the Interior Night package contents (gloss black steering wheel trim and shift paddles, black brushed aluminum door sills) as well as a DINAMICA-wrapped wheel and appropriate centre console badging.

Pricing has not yet been yet for the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT, but in the United States, the 2020 edition started at $115,900 for the Coupe and $127,900 for the Roadster. As these lines are being written, no word yet on Canadian-spec model changes, but we’re expecting the same powertrain enhances for both countries. The GT competes with the Porsche 911, the Audi R8, the Aston Martin Vantage as well as the McLaren Sports Series and McLaren GT.

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