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This Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 gets more downforce

For 12 months only, you can have a 630bhp four-door super-coupe with lots of aero

Published: 08 May 2018

Mercedes-AMG has announced a limited edition of its very new, very fast and very svelte four-door AMG GT. It is called the Edition 1, and it wants to talk to you about aero.

Principally because this four-door AMG GT Edition 1 has more of it than a regular four-door AMG GT. One of the headline features is the addition of a larger front splitter, a “demand-optimised” diffuser and a fixed rear spoiler.

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You can manually adjust the blade of that fixed rear spoiler, thus allowing you to minutely configure your chosen lift. Yes, this is deeply nerdy, and also deeply excellent.

Why deeply excellent? Because at 186mph, and with the adjustable spoiler extended to bursting point, the Edition 1 generates 30kg more downforce over the rear axle. Configure the adjustable louvres on the front axle (ie, close them), and you get less lift at the front too. Basically, it’s max track attack mode. Presumably no one's in the back seats for that.

There’s more to the Edition 1, of course. More in the shape of a choice of graphite or metallic grey and white paint, stripes, 21in AMG forged wheels in matt black, AMG performance seats, matt carbon trim, yellow seatbelts, more trim detailing and – most importantly – the ability to literally smell the additional downforce via the “AMG #63” fragrance piped through the air con. 

You can further destroy your relationship with your bank manager via options such as the AMG Night Pack, yet more carbon fibre on the outside, ceramic brakes and a ‘high-class’ rear seat.

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Stuff you don’t have to option include the standard a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 with 630bhp and the ability to shift the Edition 1 from 0-62mph in 3.2secs. Really, that’s more than enough power and speed for any self-respecting four-door super-coupe.

It’ll be available from September this year. We like.

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