While the gullwing doors are no longer part of the design, the new Mercedes AMG GT S is still a beauty in design and technology. Power comes from a new, 503-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, resulting in a 0-60-mph time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph, making this exotic a top contender on any surface. What we have here today is the Dealer Edition Mercedes AMG GT S found in Metallic Silver and manufactured by Norev.
Out of the box, the first thing you notice is this model has some serious weight. That tells me there is more metal than plastic. The exterior paint is beautifully executed and as smooth as a baby’s butt. Shutlines and panel gaps are some of the best I’ve seen to date. For a model costing around $100CND, that is quite impressive! Ride height and overall body lines capture the essence of the 1:1 design.
The model starts to show its misses under closer inspection. The front fascia, for example, consisting of the main grille and left and right cooling ducts, features solid pieces of plastic trim. I’d pay and extra buck or two for perforated pieces. The same can be found on the side intakes on each fender and on the back section of the hood, though the V8 Bi-Turbo logo is present.
The motor is typical of the era, mostly covered under plastic trim and whatnot. Again, execution is above average and meets the 1:1 for the most part, though some of the finer details on either side of the motor were omitted. The hood is hinged with two large dog-leg pieces, which is common on budget models. It works flawlessly, and, as mentioned, the shutlines are excellent too. The rear storage area is fully carpeted and nicely detailed.
The wheels and braking components are nicely executed. The rims feature inner rim surface and logo painted in black. I also like Norev’s choice of brake rotors, very realistic, and on par with the great work we’ve seen from GT Spirit models of late.
Inside, the model is treated to a two-tone style interior. Black and Red work extremely well with the exterior paint. I was very surprised with the attention to detail throughout the center console and dash. For a budget piece, it’s extremely well done. Kudos to Norev!
I’m a fan of the AMG badge. They’re basically the only models I do collect for the most part from the Mercedes-Benz brand. The Dealer Edition AMG GT S is a very nicely executed replica, one I’m sure many fans of exotics will love to add to their collection. I highly recommend it! There are also a few other colours currently available, so if silver doesn’t float your boat, maybe another colour will. Enjoy the pics!