This special edition commemorates the relationship between AMG and the Mercedes F1 team
The hybrid drivetrain that powers it is a result of technology sharing with race cars
This model also celebrates the 55th anniversary of AMG
Mercedes-AMG announced a new special edition for its most powerful car ever, the hybrid GT63 S E Performance, that commemorates the brand’s Formula 1 racing team.
The choice of this model to celebrate the F1 heritage of the brand is explained by the fact that its hybrid powertrain is the result of technology sharing between the division tasked with creating race cars and the one making road vehicles. In addition, the GT63 S E Performance is the most powerful AMG vehicle ever, with 843 horsepower.
It might not hold that record for very long however, since the Mercedes-AMG ONE is on its way with a promised 1,000 horsepower.
The new model, called F1 Edition, is an appearance package that can be ordered for the hybrid sports sedan.
The package includes a solid MANUFAKTUR Alpine Grey paint job complimented by a foiling that adds the AMG logo across the bottom of the doors.
Following the lower edge of the body and the bumpers is a red accent line that is echoed by the red rim flange found around the 21-inch alloy wheels, which are designed to recreate the same colour scheme as the wheels on the AMG FIA safety car.
The F1 Edition also includes the AMG Aerodynamics package, which gives the sedan a more aggressive look while improving the handling at high speeds with the use of fixed rear aerofoil, a larger front splitter and a more effective rear diffuser, among other changes.
The AMG Night package is also standard and it comes with blacked out exterior mirrors, a model specific black grille, black elements on the front and rear bumpers as well as model badges in black chrome.
Since this year marks the 55th anniversary of the AMG brand, the F1 Edition also uses some elements of the Edition 55 package available on other models, notably the black Nappa leather interior with red accent stitching and red sill-plate illumination.
Prices have not been announced for North America, but the F1 Edition costs €23,800 more than the regular GT63 S E Performance in Germany, which amounts to a surcharge of roughly 32,000 Canadian dollars.