Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has just confirmed that the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S (yes, the hotter ‘S’ has specifically been confirmed) will be launched here, officially, on the 24th of June.
The hot AMG GT S was spied on a trailer two weeks ago, and now, we’ve been sent an invitation to witness the grand launch. Why so grand? Because it’s a hell of a car, that’s why.
Taking over from the massive SLS AMG as the flagship model in the AMG range, the new AMG GT S is packing some serious heat: a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that develops 503hp and 650Nm of torque. And yes, just like the SLS before it, it’s a full-blown AMG vehicle.
To those who can afford the consideration, Benz’s arch-rival BMW Malaysia too has launched a similar segment fighter, the BMW i8, which unlike the fire-breathing AMG GT, is a plug-in hybrid supercar with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor: 362hp and 570Nm is what that beauty has to offer, along with a sophisticated all-wheel drive hybrid system and a claimed 2.1-litre/100km fuel consumption rate.
So, which German street fighter would you have? Or would you rather stick with the conventional, tried and tested Porsche 911?