Stealth Power: Mercedes-AMG Adds 54 Horses to 2021 GT Coupe and Roadster
A dark-hued Stealth Edition model joins the two-door GT line, too.
Coming off a refresh for 2020, the Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe and Roadster are about to receive even more updates for 2021. Most notably, the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine delivers an additional 54 hp for the new model year. A new Stealth Edition model also joins the line.
Now with 523 hp, the two-door sports car shaves 0.2 second from its trot to 60 mph, according to Mercedes. That means the GT now reaches the mile-a-minute mark in as little as 3.7 seconds. (For what it's worth, our colleagues at MotorTrend pushed a 503-hp 2016 GT S coupe to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. As such, we expect the 2021 car to better Mercedes-AMG's estimates.) To complement its substantial increase in power, the GT adds several performance items to its standard features list. These include adaptive dampers (known by Mercedes as AMG Ride Control), an electronic limited-slip differential, and larger front brakes from the 2020 GT C with red-painted calipers. There's also a new "Race" drive setting and lithium-ion starter battery.
Meanwhile, the appropriately named Stealth Edition features dark accents on the exterior, which it borrows from the AMG Exterior Night package. The model also features a dark chrome grille, darkened headlamps, and black brake calipers. Coupes get a carbon-fiber roof with dark tinting, while drop-top models feature a black soft top. Both black and gray paint options are available.
Inside, plush leather seats with diamond quilting and a choice of carbon fiber or black piano trim add to the dark vibes. A badge in the center console marks the car's special edition status.
Mercedes hasn't announced prices for the 2021 GT coupe and convertible just yet, but expect both models to start north of $115,000. The sports cars will be available in early 2021.
If you're looking for something extremely potent, then the 2021 GT Black Series might pique your interests. This model's rejiggered V-8 delivers a whopping 720 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
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