Weistec Engineering's 10-Second Mercedes-AMG GT S
When we first drove the Mercedes-AMG GT S, we called it a, "Symphony of Destruction". It destroys tires, and it will definitely lead you on a path that will inevitably culminate in you losing your license. Given that already manic character, you'd think most would conclude that it’s powerful enough. Weistec Engineering hasn’t come to that same conclusion. The AMG GT S comes off the showroom floor with a fire-breathing 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, making 503 horsepower. Weistec wanted to see just how far it could push the car’s engine. Thanks to a new set of high-flow air filters, a new downpipe and midpipe, a custom coilover setup, and a new ECU tune, the Weistec-tuned AMG GT S makes 670 horsepower and 755 lb-ft of torque. The car it seems, went from downright fast, to "scare yourself silly." RELATED: See More of the AMG GT S Here The horsepower and torque increase have an even greater effect when you consider that the Weistec AMG GT S will now cover the quarter mile in just 10.8 seconds at 126.25 miles per hour. That, in a road car, is terrifyingly fast. Watch the video of its record run below.
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According to Steve Atneyel, Weistec’s Director of Software Development, “This car is quite good out of the box and we had to really work to improve on what AMG did, but in the end we were able to unlock the potential hidden inside the car.” While big horsepower getting coaxed out of AMGs is nothing new, what is interesting is that throughout Weistec’s tests of the AMG GT S, it never suffered any cooling or reliability issues, which will definitely calm potential customer’s minds.
Weistec has definitely built something truly outrageous with this AMG GT S, but we have the feeling the company isn’t done quite yet.
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