Mercedes AMG performance specialist Weistec Engineering runs back to back 10-second passes in
its modified AMG GT-S.
Anaheim, Calif. (October, 2015) – Weistec Engineering, the brand of choice for the cars, community, and culture of the Mercedes AMG enthusiast, has set a new benchmark for performance with the AMG GT. On Friday, October 10, 2015, Weistec ran consecutive 10-second quarter mile passes at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California, solidifying its car the quickest AMG GT in the world.
The AMG GT is a serious performer right off of the showroom floor, thanks to its twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 with 503 horsepower and 479 ft-lb of torque. But if there is one thing the engineers at Weistec know, it is that there is plenty more potential under the hood of these cars just waiting to be unlocked. For this first test, Weistec’s goal was to show what was capable with the factory turbochargers along with their basic upgrades and calibrations. These upgrades include the new Weistec high flow air filters, VTA adapters, high-flow downpipe and mid-pipe, coilover suspension, and engine calibration. After the vehicle received the Weistec upgrades it gained a whopping 147 HP and 257 ft-lbs of torque, putting the car at 670 horsepower and 755 ft-lb of torque. This allowed Weistec to pick up over a half-second in the ¼ mile over the car in factory trim, running the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds at 126.25 miles per hour.
“We couldn’t be happier with our AMG GT-S’s performance at the track. This car is quite good out of the box and we had to really work to improve on what AMG did, but in the end we were able to unlock the potential hidden inside the car,” said Steve Atneyel, Director of Software Development for Weistec. “One of the most impressive aspects of this test was that these runs were done back to back on a day with high ambient temperatures and we didn’t have any issues. We are excited to see how much quicker this car will go once it is equipped with our turbocharger upgrade.”
For more information about Weistec Engineering’s upgrades for the AMG GT and other Mercedes AMG models, visit www.weistec.com or call (877) 943-7832.
ABOUT WEISTEC ENGINEERING
Weistec Engineering is a designer and manufacturer of ultra-high performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel for the Mercedes AMG Enthusiast. From the initial developmental stages of design and engineering at its headquarters in Orange County, California, to the in-house production, all the way to the final stages of component testing, Weistec prides itself on attention to detail every step of the way, ensuring the highest level of craftsmanship expected from a Weistec engineered machine.