Slayer of the Hypercar? AMG One is Accelerated by the Mercedes-AMG GT PHEV

Slayer of the Hypercar? AMG One is Accelerated by the Mercedes-AMG GT PHEV

With the Shanghai debut of the highly anticipated GT 63 S E Performance, Mercedes-AMG elevated the sports car series to hypercar status by electrifying it. The most powerful and fastest AMG GT to date, this flagship plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) combines a rear-mounted electric motor with a biturbo V8 engine to produce 805 horsepower.

With a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of just 2.8 seconds, the GT 63 S E Performance is AMG’s fastest-accelerating series production model to date. This is 0.1 seconds faster than the AMG One hypercar. Its maximum speed of 320 km/h (199 mph) is, however, 32 km/h (20 mph) less than the hypercar inspired by the F1.

The hybrid unit’s combined output of 805 horsepower (600 kW / 816 PS) and insane 1,080-1,420 Nm (797-1,047 lb-ft) of theoretical system torque easily outperforms the AMG GT Black Series of the previous generation.

Just the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine produces 603 horsepower (450 kW / 612 PS), which is more than the AMG GT 63’s 577 horsepower (430 kW / 585 PS). A rear-mounted electric motor in the E Performance model provides an additional 201 horsepower (150 kW / 204 PS).

The nine-speed AMG Speedshift MCT 9G gearbox helps the completely variable AMG Performance 4Matic+ system transfer power to all four wheels. The electric motor is also controlled by a two-speed transmission, and the rear axle’s performance is improved by a mechanical limited-slip differential.

Being the flagship model in the line, it has many performance-focused features as standard. These include the strongest ceramic composite brakes on the market, the AMG Dynamic Select switch-operated suspension system with semi-active roll stabilization and rear axle steering, and an extensive array of eight driving modes.

Electric, Battery Hold, Comfort, Slippery, Sport, Sport+, Race, and Individual settings are some of these modes.

For the best weight distribution, the 6.1 kWh lithium-ion battery is also installed on the back axle. It has a novel direct cooling system. The AMG GT prioritizes performance over all other factors when it comes to electrification, but if someone truly wants to use it as a plug-in hybrid, its completely charged battery can go up to 13 km (8 miles) without emitting any emissions. Moreover, one-pedal driving analogous to electric vehicles is possible with the highest of the four regenerative braking settings.

After the V8-powered GT 53 and 63 and the base four-cylinder GT 43, the AMG GT family now includes the GT 63 S E Performance. Although it looks the same as the less powerful V8 models, its electrified nature is obvious thanks to the E Performance emblem discreetly placed on the fenders and a charging outlet located on the rear bumper. Additionally, active aerodynamics (a front underbody and a rear spoiler) that are specifically tailored to the requirements of the PHEV drivetrain are standard.

Electrically adjustable AMG sports seats with three massaging settings and a plethora of personalization possibilities via the Manufaktur program are found inside the 2+2 interior. Similar to its four-door GT sibling, the E Performance also receives hybrid-specific displays on the MBUX infotainment system.

The 2025 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance’s pricing will be revealed closer to its anticipated market debut in the upcoming months.

Sanchita Patil

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