Tuned Mercedes-AMG GT-S Runs Quarter Mile In The 10s: Video
There is no doubting the performance potential of the new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S even as it comes right out of the box, but aftermarket tuner Renntech had a better idea for Mercedes’ Porsche 911 fighter. Even though the car just went on sale, the tuner company known for its Mercedes mods (think of them as an aftermarket version of the in-house Mercedes-AMG team) has already come up with some awesome add-ons for the exciting coupe.
Equipped with an engine controller upgrade and some exhaust tuning (new downpipes and catalytic converters, Renntech is claiming that it has produced the first quarter-mile time in the 10-second range for the AMG GT S. Born to tear up the Nürburgring, you probably won’t see to many AMG GT coupes at your local dragstrip, but this modified model laid down a pass of 10.94 seconds at 128 mph at the Palm Beach International Raceway.
But that might not be the best this car can do as Renntech says there might still be a little more speed to pull from this car stating “this marks just the beginning of the tuning and performance development” for the AMG GT S. Personally, I’d rather get the GT out on PBIR’s road course, but this is still an impressive number for the Renntech-tuned Mercedes.
Now, this isn’t exactly what Mercedes had in mind when it promised “something faster” a couple days ago, but until that mystery model (most likely a high-powered AMG GT variant) is revealed, this sub-11-second AMG GT is exciting enough.