Mercedes-AMG GT S lands in Oz

Two versions of AMG's highly anticipated GT S sportscar will be available when the range is launched in Oz in July.

Australia will forego the regular GT offered in overseas market, instead kicking off the two-model range with the high-spec GT S version at $295,000.

Also on offer at the initial launch phase will be an Edition 1 version of the GT S which, at $314,900, presents the same mechanical package but adds a number of enhancements such as a more aggressive aero package, a carbonfibre roof, blackout Exterior Night stylisms, specific 10-spoke rims and a race-inspired interior design treatment.

Both versions feature the same hand-built 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 375kW at 6250rpm and 650Nm between 1750 and 5000rpm.

Performance claims for the Aussie-spec GT S is 3.8sec for the 0-100km/h sprint and a top speed of 310km/h.

Aim squarely as a 911 competitor, the GT S will go on sale for roughly the same money as Porsche’s PDK-equipped GTS 4 and hardcore GT3.

It likely that a more price-savvy ‘base’ AMG GT will join the line-up some time after the car’s initial launch in Australia.

You can find our exclusive overseas comparison test of the GT S and 911 GTS here.

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