Usually, car makers provide with a PPT presentation to the press worn down by jet lag while they release high profile vehicles. But AMG thought differently and presumed that the vehicle itself will explain to the assemblage. A small briefing was conducted on the vehicle by the representatives before they were whisked off to Monterey, San Francisco where they would witness the high-halo product.
One should not have any misunderstandings as this car is going to be the calling card of the company in spite of its inflated price tag which would amount to two-third of the costliest S65 of the AMG. No sticker prices for both cars have been revealed by the company yet.
Two hours of racing though the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in the GT S brought the CEO of AMG in front of us and he briefly commented to the assemblage on the performance and disinterestedly noted that the lap timing of 1:41 is quite good for the session where restrictions were the order of the day. The timing mentioned above is actually achieved by drivers riding in cars like Porsche Cayman S in full racing mode which also proves that the GT S does offer an aggressive drive even for the Sunday ride.
Even with such demonic speed it is not able to take the slice out of a Porsche which Daimler is aspiring, and the effort is substantially subdued. You won’t realize the speed at which you are traveling in the Merc until the far corner burst into vision suddenly prompting you to remove your foot from the pedal hurriedly. You can also feel it when the vehicle is subjected ganging up on it when slowing down to encounter Andretti Hairpin. The entire machinations result in silent violence, and only the long hood and a low windshield plays spoilsport in clear visibility.