Ever since Mercedes-AMG revealed the GT, Prior Design has been in a constant state of innovation trying to better an already exceptional machine. Numerous Prior Design body-kits and additions found their way onto the sexy body of the AMG GT with the last one revealed only days ago. Called the PD700 GTR, one would think that Prior Design worked on the engine and uprated the 4.0-liter, V-8 to 700 horsepower, however, they did not disclose any information confirming this. Considering the fact that Prior gave similar names to a number of its body-kits and they did not actually uprate the power of the engine, I will say that this cool widebody monster uses the same 522 horsepower, 4.0-liter as the stock car. Nothing wrong there.

A Wide-Body Kit to Fit Those Massive Wheels

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S PD700 GTR By Prior Design
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The kit includes 11 pieces, many of which can be ordered separately

Although a wide-body kit, it does not associate with the works of Liberty Walk at all. So, while the AMG GT S would probably look badass with it, the kit from Prior Design seems to want to soothe the aero features found on certain European racing cars with a sports car aura that the AMG GT S clearly emits.

The kit includes 11 pieces, many of which can be ordered separately. Nevertheless, the two-tone AMG GT S you see in the photos has new H&R springs that lower the suspension by 1.6 inches. Adding 245/30 and 305/25 Continental ZR21 tires on 20 and 21-inch rims gives the GT S a unique, stanced look. Interestingly enough, the wheels are actually Prior Design’s own design. The three-piece forged wheels are of lightweight design and are available from 19-23 inches. I really doubt that the AMG GT S could fit anything bigger than what it already has - 21 inches is more than enough. As far as tiny details go, one could easily skip the new sports exhaust system. It is there, though, I am sure your eyes are feasting on the massive aerodynamic enhancements of the PD700 GTR.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S PD700 GTR By Prior Design
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The most impressive piece, at least in my mind, are the new wide fenders

The most impressive piece, at least in my mind, are the new wide fenders. They dramatically widen the AMG GT S, granting enough room for the installation of such massive wheels. This, of course, widens the track and, probably, improves cornering abilities in some instances. Wider hips at the front and in the rear required a new front-lip, winglets in the front and rear, as well as side skirts and rear spoiler. If I did not know better, I’d think this thing is prepared for a race series. After all, it looks as low as it can be. Can’t really imagine it driving over city bumps and rugged surfaces.

But, when you peek inside, it is obvious that the AMG GT S remained a luxury sports cruiser regardless of the PD700 GTR kit. The only changes inside are the integration of the Alcantara steering wheel and carbon-fiber trim pieces. Also, you can drizzle it with Prior design crests on the seats and on the steering wheel.

The Stock Engine is Happy Enough

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S PD700 GTR By Prior Design
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As far as motivation goes, this AMG GT S should be every bit as fast as the stock one. Its 522 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque will shoot this AMS GT S to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and to a top speed of 193 mph. It is not a slow car slow car by any means.

Mercedes-AMG GT Drivetrain Specifications

Mercedes-AMG GT S Mercedes-AMG GT
Displacement 3982 cc 3982 cc
Output 503 HP @ 6250 RPM (6000-6500 rpm) 456 HP @ 6000 RPM
Max. torque 479 LB-FT @ 1750-4750 RPM (1750-5000 rpm) 443 LB-FT @ 1600-5000 RPM
Acceleration 0-60mph 3.7 s (preliminary) 3.9 s (preliminary)
Top speed 193 mph (310 km/h) 189mph (304 km/h)

Further reading

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Read our full review on the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT.

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