Only 15 of these breathtaking Mercedes AMG-GT Night Edition Coupés will be built for the Australian market.
Dark moldings and matt paintwork are on everyone’s lips these days, and for good reason – they are especially threatening on sports and exotic cars. This includes the growling beast known as Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, which happens to be going back to Australia, a market it left back in 2019. And to celebrate this occasion, the automaker has created a brand new special edition just for fans down under – the Mercedes-AMG GT Night Edition 2021.
As the name suggests, the Mercedes-AMG GT Night Edition is a stealthy-looking coupe that is available in a trio of dark finishes – graphite gray magno (as seen here), obsidian black, or selenite gray. The special edition comes with a carbon fiber roof with a pair of tinted stripes and staggered 19- and 20-inch wheels. Additional exterior features include tinted headlights, a black Panamerica grille and black brake callipers with white AMG lettering, all of which create a nice contrast to the mix.
The interior of the Mercedes-AMG GT Night Edition is equally inconspicuous and breathtaking thanks to the black, diamond-quilted nappa leather with Dinamica imitation suede that covers the headliner and the steering wheel. You will also find numerous accents in glossy black, a “Night Edition” emblem and a tinted rear window.
And for those who like to pump out the jams, the Night Edition is also equipped with a Burmester stereo system with 10 speakers as standard. The adaptive damping Ride Control is standard for the perfect combination of a pleasant driving experience and sharp handling depending on the situation.
Since the Night Edition is a purely cosmetic exercise, it shares the same powerplant and power as the rest of the AMG GT Coupe line-up – a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 developing 523 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque which is a bump from the previous model year.
The gear changes are performed by a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, which transfers the power to an electronic rear axle differential with limited slip. The performance is impressive, with 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Keep your foot buried and the Night Edition will top it off at 194 mph.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Night Edition Coupé is certainly an attractive package, but it will not be commonplace on Australian roads either, as only 15 units will be built. It is priced at AUS 294,200 ($ 227,640) with shipments slated to begin in the third quarter.