Configurator Challenge: Mercedes-AMG GT

Customisation is in vogue at the second, but preference can be significantly puzzling. In our new configurator obstacle, we’re likely to permit the CarAdvice team unfastened on a manufacturer’s web site to generate their best spec of a specific model.

For this edition of the Configurator Problem, we’re developing the ideal Mercedes-AMG GT. 

Let us know what you think in the responses, and which automobiles you’d like to see up coming!


Mandy Turner, Podcast host and Highway Tester

The GT has constantly made me go phwoar when I see one particular prowling the streets. It’s just a stunner, and has usually been my favorite fashionable Mercedes-Benz.

I have decided on the ‘standard’ 350kW GT coupe as I believe that Mercedes-Benz will make the best-seeking coupe you can obtain, and you seriously don’t will need any more electricity than that.

I have used the vintage 300SL as my inspiration for this configuration. The hero color for the iconic Gullwing was silver, so I have picked metallic Iridium Silver on the outside the house.

The upholstery I have chosen is the Distinctive Nappa leather/Dinamica microfibre in Black with red stitching. The other red seat alternatives ended up just far too in your face, so the stitching was delicate sufficient to break up the black.

To match, I also optioned the designo pink seat belts.

The GT rides on 19/20″ AMG cross spoke alloy wheels in titanium gray, simply because the a lot more spokes the superior.

If someone could kindly remember to hand more than the revenue to make these photographs into the genuine issue now, that would be remarkable.


James Wong, Journalist

I have absent for the AMG GT R – the wildest of them all. Why? It appears to be like like an individual took a ordinary GT and performed all over with the alternatives on Will need For Velocity.

For the exterior end I have selected AMG Inexperienced Hell Magno, which is a metallic matte finish. It’s the model’s hero colour and obtaining witnessed one in the flesh, it seems terrific way too.

Instead of the conventional silver alloys, I’ve opted for the matte-black AMG Overall performance alloys with polished rim flange, mainly because I reckon they give a very good distinction with the eco-friendly system.

Within, there is black nappa leather-based with Dinamica microfibre inserts on the seats and steering wheel, contrasted with grey major-stitching. I ticked the box for crimson seat belts as perfectly – although you can’t see them in the shots.

You may well discover the carbon-fibre trim inserts as effectively, which I have decided on about the common gloss-black accents.

In terms of solutions, I included carbon-fibre package II, which adjustments the side mirror housings and rear wing into carbon-fibre elements, the AMG Clubsport deal – including more rigidity components, 4-point seatbelts and a body-color rollover protection process guiding the seats.

Other solutions ticked include privateness glass – simply because paparazzi – and the AMG ceramic composite braking system.

It is the fantastic AMG to do ‘Chap Laps’ in and then tear up your neighborhood racing circuit.


 Scott Collie, Journalist

If you are making a significant, terrible V8 coupe, why not make it the greatest, baddest V8 coupe in the range. Ergo, here’s my AMG GT R.

As with James’ auto, it’s powered by a 4.-litre turbocharged V8 engine creating 430kW for a 4.-second sprint to 100km/h. Top rated speed is a suitably outstanding 304km/h, not that you’d at any time get near that on the highway in Australia.

In contrast to my esteemed colleague on the news desk, there was no possibility of this GT R remaining finished in that silly shade of inexperienced. As an alternative, it is finished in Outstanding Blue metallic on 19-inch/20-inch AMG forged alloy wheels.

The optional exterior carbon-fibre package II gives you carbon side mirror housings and a rear wing concluded in the lightweight weave, whilst the AMG Clubsport package deal was a no brainer. 4-position harnesses, a roll-cage and a stiffer physique are all positives when it will come to observe cars and trucks and this is, at its main, a keep track of car or truck.

With that in thoughts, I have also optioned the AMG Functionality Media 3./Monitor Pack.

Inside, the regular black seats are offset by yellow stitching and yellow seatbelts. No pink shirts, alright?


Mike Costello, Senior Editor

Properly, I’m having the GT R coupe. In Environmentally friendly Hell Magno paint because the environment doesn’t want another silver Benz. Can we spec-up cars for folks who aren’t Alborz, upcoming time?

This 430kW weapon tears up a keep track of and balances day-to-day driving almost as properly as a 911, but has a lot much more frame of mind and shortage on its side.

As you’d anticipate for a auto that prices $400k on the street, it arrives loaded. But I have splurged on two AMG Exterior carbon-fibre packages, and also some matte-carbon trim inside of. Oh, and carbon-fibre on the motor go over and the interior strut.

I have thrown on some matte-black 10-spoke alloys (19-inch/20-inch) with polished flanges, a sentence that barely rolls off the tongue, crimson brake calipers, and purple seatbelts within. If I’m staying manufactured to selection a try-tricky automobile, then I’m trying tough.

Within I have put in on the Burmester 3D Encompass Sound Method, and Dinamica roof lining in evocative black.


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