Say goodbye to the Mercedes-AMG diamond grille that saw the light of day in 2014 with the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The Panamericana, that came into the world with the GT R, as a reminiscence of the old AMG sports cars, is here to stay.
The facelifted Mercedes-AMG GT came into the world head first, at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, with the Panamericana radiator grille shining at the front end.
The GT C Roadster has it, the GT C Coupe has it as well, not to mention the GT R “Green Beast” that brought the tradition of the 15 vertical struts back, with three of them supporting the centrally positioned three-pointed star logo. The half old-half new grille is set to become the face of the Mercedes power house.
The Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener told Car Advice that the move comes to further distinguish the thoroughbred performance cars from those that are strictly street-oriented.
“This is our traditional racing grille, and so the GT, and GT R and GT3 brought that back from the racing history, and that will be a new signature for AMG, and it will give this brand a very unique profile”, the Design chief sated.
Mercedes-AMG sold almost 100,000 cars last year, hitting a new brand record.