These are the first pictures of the Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1, which have leaked on the internet and reveal the beefed up styling of the new 503bhp V8-powered performance coupé. The model is set to have its public premier at next week’s Paris motor show.
The first of Mercedes-AMG’s GT models will be offered on a limited-volume basis in line with the German car maker’s Edition 1 sales strategy, which traditionally sees launch models offered with sporting accents and high levels of standard equipment as an incentive to prospective customers.
Mercedes-AMG is yet to provide official details on the GT Edition 1. However, these reportedly official photographs confirm it is differentiated from the standard GT and GT S models revealed earlier this month by a number of subtle exterior styling elements.
Included are carbonfibre additions to the front air ducts, carbonfibre extensions on the lower outer edges of the front bumper, carbonfibre embellishments within the sills, 10-spoke alloy wheels and a prominent fixed rear wing in place of the standard GT and GT S’s retractable appendage.
Inside, the new car is claimed to receive a series of yellow styling accents and Edition 1 badges. The interior has already been partially revealed in spy pictures. Sitting at the top of the GT range, the Edition 1 will command a price tag of around £120,000, which is £10,000 more than the GT S model.
The GT Edition 1 is expected to feature the same mechanical package as the standard GT S. It is powered by Mercedes-AMG’s newly unveiled twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine, which develops 503bhp at 6250rpm and 479lb ft of torque on a band of revs between 1750 and 4750rpm.
Order books for the car are scheduled to open soon after its Paris motor show debut. First deliveries are planned for early next year.