Fresh off of its reveal at Monterey Car Week, Lewis Hamilton has gotten his Championship winning hands on the new AMG GT and thrown it around some creviced dirt roads for a Mercedes promotion and walkaround video.
This isn’t the first time the Formula 1 driver has helped promote Mercedes products – it’s expectedly part of his contractual duties racing for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. More specifically, it is not even his first time previewing the sleek lines of the coupe seen here considering in 2016, the Brit promoted the brutal GT R.
Like the model from a few years ago, this new iteration is thankfully still motivated by a V8 and aims to be the Affalterbach answer to the 911. Read more about it below.
Interestingly enough, the new GT has become a four-seater, albeit technically a 2+2, much like its Zuffenhausen counterpart. This was only a small aspect of what the Formula 1 driver demonstrates in this latest Mercedes-Benz video. When it comes to the front seats, the model here wears the optional AMG Performance seats which expectedly provide superior bolstering and comfort. This would have been crucial in ensuring Hamilton remained firmly entrenched within the seat during some theatric stunts on a dirt road with the low-slung coupe.
Who says a coupe can’t venture off of the beaten path?
If the expectedly high price of this V8 model is too much of a stretch, there may be a 2,0-litre powered 43-badged model in the works while an E Performance iteration is set to arrive as the polar opposite to the fossil fuel burning counterpart.