Listen to the Mercedes-AMG GT S Backfiring Like Hell: Exhaust Sound

Mercedes-AMG GT S rear 1 photo
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Sit inside the Mercedes-AMG GT and you’ll notice a departure form the GT style of its predecessor, the SLS AMG. The driving position sees you buried inside the car in pure motorsport style. The scheme, of course, demands a racing soundtrack and now we’re here to show you the box has been ticked in a superb manner.
The car barely made its debut at the Paris Motor Show last week, so we still have a bit of waiting to do until we can enjoy its charms on the street. Nonetheless, the footage below shows the range-topping GT S model enjoying a few roars, enough to give us an impression on the aural performance of the sportscar.

As you’ll be able to hear in the clip, the GT follows a trend that seems to have taken over all the performance segments of the auto industry, backfiring like machine guns on a Messerschmitt.

While it does appear that the vee eight sounds delicious enough without the exhaust pops, a real-world drive will obviously be the ultimate test. Mind you, there are cars that turn to the machine gun trick and may fool you. The Lamborghini Huracan is perhaps the best example here - it offers what is perhaps the most violent backfire scheme on the market, but, aside from that, its soundtrack isn’t all that hot.

The M178 twin-turbo V8

Returning to the Mercedes, all that fury comes from a version of AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that delivers 510 hp and a peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft). Aside from the power advantage of the standard GT, the S holds a number of aces up its fender.

First of all, its engine and gearbox can sit on dynamic mounts, making the car more comfortable or sportier, depending on the requirements. Moreover, the muscle is better put to use, since the GT S features an electronically controlled limited slip diff.

With the help of a seven-cog dual-clutch automatic, the unit sends the 1,540-kilogram (3,395 pounds) GT S past the 62 mph mark in four seconds flat and onto a top speed of 188 mph (304 km/h).

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