2016 Mercedes-AMG GTS
Speed & Class
2016 Mercedes-AMG GTS
- Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
- 4.0L/503HP Bi-Turbo V8
- 0 to 60mph: 3.5 Seconds
- Top Speed: 193mph
- LOADED with options
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“Is the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S a special car? I'll save you the suspense. Double hell yes it is!” –Jonny Lieberman, Motor Trend, 7/16/15
The Motor Trend review referenced here presents the magazine editor's qualifications for a “special” car: A car with an x-factor that other cars do not possess. It lists three criteria. First, does the car's appearance cause you to feel excitement, a shortness of breath, even a tingly sensation? Second, when the car is parked in a crowded location, is it the subject of spontaneous cellphone-camera photos and young men hyperventilating? And maybe most of all, after you've been behind the wheel of the car enjoying aggressive driving on exceptional twisty roads (the reviewer took it to Laguna Seca), are you still grinning like an idiot three days later? For the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S, the reviewer answered his own three questions: Yes. Yes. And yes!
If you've found your way to this Garage Kept Motors listing, there's a very good chance you're out to find your own special car. And you may very well have found it in this low-mileage, perfectly maintained, exceptional-condition, rare cardinal-red- metallic supercar from Mercedes in Stuttgart, by way of AMG in Affalterbach, Germany. It goes without saying that condition and maintenance are everything in a car of this caliber. Dealer serviced and offered here with zero excuses.
One look at the exterior and interior of the car is almost guaranteed to cause that “tingly” reaction. The special order Designo Cardinal Red metallic paint is as stunning as it is rare. It perfectly complements the rich black on front and side grilles, window-surround trim, wheels, and sinister rear exhaust. The car virtually glows. Inside, the color theme holds. But here, black takes the upper hand, with red providing the perfect accenting flash on steering wheel and dashboard stitching, and dramatic AMG bucket-seat trim. Matte gray carbon fiber and piano-black console and dash treatments hint at just a bit of sinister drama.
Under the hood, there's all the “sinister” you could hope for in the form of the 503-horsepower, 4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 signed by the engine builder himself. The engine's output is routed through a carbon-fiber torque tube to a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle located in the rear. The result is a 53-47% weight-split and handling that feels 100% planted. Launched at full force, the car reaches 60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a top-speed capability of 193 mph. But as the Motor Trend reviewer noted, “… you don't buy the AMG GT S for the numbers. You buy it because it eats up a road like nobody's business. “
As to condition, as with the exterior paint and interior leather, the engine surfaces on the car exhibit showroom cleanliness, and the same is true for the undercarriage from front to back. So, in addition to the “tingly” reaction to the visual stimuli, there's a satisfying “Ahh” for its engineering.
While we genuinely enjoy having this very special car showcase its exceptional beauty in our showroom, we don't expect it to be here very long. Feel free to get in touch to arrange an in-person appointment for an inspection of your own. And don't worry if, while you're here, you display any of that “tingly” reaction.
We've been there ourselves. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.