Watch the Mercedes-AMG GT Hoon About the Circuit of Americas

Affalterbach's biggest world debut since the SLS Black Series still wasn't enough for some of the brand's more hardcore fans, who demanded more action from their new hero. So just a couple of days after its reveal, the AMG GT was sent out like a golden arrow for its encore moment to the Circuit of AMericas track in Texas.
Watch the Mercedes-AMG GT Hoon About the Circuit of Americas 1 photo
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There, the 510 horsepower sportscar cut loose in a semi-controlled, semi-hooligan fashion, the perfect mouth-watering combination to deliver the final sales punch into the Porsche 911's exposed jawline.

Lap times? Who cares. Beyond the complicated tech features of that 4-liter biturbo engine or the complexity of its mechanical bits, this has to be a Mercedes. And for any AMG fan, driving in a huge cloud of smoke is probably more important than cornering forcers or outright speed.

With 650 Nm of torque being sent out to the rear tires, the AMG GT S has no problem breaking traction. Perhaps more important than outright output, the power-to-weight ration of 3.08 kg/hp places this model right up there with the ultimate machines and ensures control and precision.

All of us are going to miss the SLS, but its DNA lives on in a more affordable, advanced and dynamic package. The AMG GT is a car of its time, also offering average fuel consumption is 9.6-9.3 l/100km with CO2 emission of 224-216 g/km. A decade ago, you could expect the same from a regular hatchback.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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