Mercedes-AMG continues to celebrate its 55th anniversary, and the latest model to celebrate this event is the GT 63 SE Performance F1 Edition, released in the European market.
Thanks to a technology transfer from Formula 1 to being the brand’s most powerful production model to date, Mercedes is gifting a package worth € 23,800 ($ 25,109 / £ 20,104), leaving the power unit unchanged.
It is very expensive, but the F1 Edition offers the exclusive Manufaktur alpine gray exterior with AMG letters, as well as a color gradient that varies from gray to black. They are paired with red accents and 21-inch fake wheels with a matte black finish.
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The model is equipped with the AMG Aerodynamics package, which includes a glossy black rear wing and an optimized diffuser. The package also includes larger front splitters and air deflectors.
Buyers will also find the AMG Night and Night II packages, which feature high-gloss black accents, black chrome emissions and tinted glass. They are combined with a black grid and a black chrome mark. In addition, there is a silver chrome fuel cap with the letter “AMG”.
Upon entering the salon, buyers will find black nappa leather AMG Performance seats with red contrast stitching. Elsewhere, there are red seat belts, red-highlighted carbon fiber and red-lit AMG door sills. Rounding features – special floor coverings and “exclusive print mark”.
Last but not least, buyers get a closed car cover with the F1 logo, as well as an “antistatic inner fabric made of flannel.” The latter is designed to protect the car from dust and scratches.
While it’s interesting to note the changes in style, the GT 63 SE Performance only applies to the power unit. It features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, a rear-mounted electric motor and a 6.1 kWh battery pack. This setup is 831 hp on the car. (620 kW / 843 PS) and more than 1,032 pound-feet (1,400 Nm) of torque.
Thanks to these generous numbers, the model can fly at a speed of 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) in 2.9 seconds and reach a speed of 196 mph (316 km / h). The high-altitude GT is also environmentally friendly, as it can travel only 12 km (7.5 miles) on electric power.