Mercedes have been teasing their new Mercedes AMG GT supercar for some time, we have seen a video of the vehicles engine, and have also see a video of the car, and now Mercedes have made their new AMG V8 engine for the AMG GT official.
The Mercedes AMG GT will use a new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, which will pump put 503 HP and 479 pounds of torque, which will give it a faster 0 to 60 time of its predecessor the SLS AMG.
The new AMG V8 engine has two turbochargers which are not mounted on the outside of the cylinder banks but rather inside the V configuration – experts call it a ‘hot inside V’. The benefits are a compact engine design, an optimum response and low exhaust gas emissions. Dry sump lubrication allows the engine to be installed lower, which moves the centre of gravity closer to the road and forms the basis for high lateral acceleration. The M178 (in-house designation) from AMG is thus the world’s first sports car engine with hot inside V and dry sump lubrication. With a dry weight of 209 kg the new AMG V8 is also the lightest engine in its competitive segment.
You can find out more details about the new AMG GT V8 engine over at Daimler at the link below, we are still waiting to find out when the new GT will be made official.