MOTOR TREND Names Mercedes-AMG GT S 2015 Best Driver's Car
LOS ANGELES, CA –October 1, 2015 – TEN: The Enthusiast Network announced today that MOTOR TREND has selected the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S as its 2015 Best Driver's Car. The award announcement, made on MotorTrend.com with a special video presentation on the MOTOR TREND YouTube channel and CBS This Morning and Fox & Friends morning shows, is the centerpiece of MOTOR TREND's Best Driver's Car Week. Earlier this week, the contenders were highlighted with their own exclusive hot lap videos on the MOTOR TREND YouTube channel, along with an extensive trackside write-up on MotorTrend.com.
"The Mercedes-AMG GT S has the sharpest, most precise steering we have ever felt on any Mercedes or AMG vehicle," said MOTOR TREND editor-in-chief Ed Loh. "It makes massive power from a compact, high-tech turbocharged V-8 engine. What most impressed my team is how well the GT S was able to combine these elements. It put all 503 of its horsepower to the ground like an all-wheel-drive supercar and gripped the road through high-speed corners like a winged racer."
To determine the 2015 Best Driver's Car, each of this year's competitors was driven on the open road and track-tested at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to discover the one vehicle that offers enthusiasts the most engaging and rewarding driving experience possible. In addition to the hot laps and road loops, a full suite of performance data was collected and evaluated by the MOTOR TREND team using some of the industry's most advanced equipment.
"The Mercedes-AMG GT S was developed entirely in-house by the racing experts at Mercedes-AMG, and we are extremely proud to accept this honor on behalf of our employees here in the U.S. and the talented team in Affalterbach who continue to push the boundaries of high performance, exclusivity and overall driving pleasure," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "From its powerful new AMG 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine, lightweight aluminum construction, optimum weight distribution and highly emotional design, this dream car is the culmination of a triumphant motorsport heritage and an unwavering focus to consistently deliver the AMG brand promise of Driving Performance on every level."