Performance boost costs less than $4,200.
The Mercedes-AMG GT is pretty impressive but that hasn't stopped Lorinser from developing a new tuning program for the high-performance model.
Described as a "vigorous power upgrade," the tuning program consists of a new performance module which fits both the AMG GT and the AMG GT S. The module costs $4,148 (€3,650) and enables the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine to produce 595 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The extra power allows the cars to run from 0-62 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds, 0-124 mph in 10.1 seconds, and 0-186 mph in just 27.3 seconds.
Styling changes are limited but the company recommends a new set of RSK 8 light-alloy wheels which measure 20-inches up front and 21-inches in the rear. The three-piece forged alloy wheels are available in black or gold and pricing starts at $12,986 (€11,424) - excluding the cost of tires.
For those brave enough to drive the car in winter conditions, the company offers a winter tire and wheel package which adds 19-inch RS9 light-alloy wheels with all-season tires.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S starts at $129,900 and has a biturbo V8 engine that produces 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission which enables the car to run from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
Gallery: Mercedes-AMG GT S by Lorinser
More performance, more individuality –
Sportservice Lorinser refines the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT/S
There is no doubt about it: Sportservice Lorinser knows what they are doing when it comes to refining Mercedes-Benz cars. And with its tuning components for the AMG GT and GT S, the Waiblingen company with a long-standing tradition is once again the number one address for powerful performance increase and sports accessories.
“It’s clearly got more in it,” was the verdict of the Lorinser engine experts after they had given the 4-litre V8 engine a thorough once-over. They developed a vigorous power upgrade for the AMG GT/S. Once in place, the Lorinser performance modules delivered higher performance for both the GT and the GT S, with the models clocking 595 hp/443 kW at 6,100 rpm (GT series: 456 hp/340 kW at 6,000 rpm; GT S series: 503 hp/375 kW at 6,250 rpm). At the same time, maximum torque also rises to an impressive 750 Nm, available at 4,900 rpm (GT series: 600 Nm; GT S series: 650 Nm). The modification also paid clear dividends in terms of acceleration: both engine versions cut the time to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h to 3.6 seconds. The Lorinser-powered coupés reached 200 km/h in 10.1 seconds, and after 27.3 seconds of sheer driving force, the spirited Gran-Turismos passed the 300 km/h mark.
To complement this powerful presence, Lorinser recommends RSK 8 light-alloy wheels in 9.5 J x 20 FA and 11 J x 21 RA. The three-piece forged wheel with seven spokes and stainless steel studs is available anodised in black or gold, and boasts both a premium look-and-feel and outstanding workmanship. The recommended tyre size is 265/30 R20 at the front and 305/25 R21 at the rear.
Lorinser also has a special alternative for use with winter tyres in its line-up. With the RS9, Sportservice Lorinser offers a light-alloy wheel that combines sports performance and elegance in its design. The recommended wheel/tyre combination is 255/35 R19 – 96 V M+S on the front axle and 255/35 R19 – 96 V M+S on the rear axle.
The Sportservice Lorinser performance modules for the GT and GT S are available from €3,650.00 including VAT. One set (without tyres) of the RSK 8 black light-alloy wheels costs €11,424.00 including VAT.