Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off a special-edition version of the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé, dubbed the "Edition 1". The German brand’s Affalterbach-based arm says this new limited-edition model will be on the market for 12 months only.

So, what sets it apart from the, er, “standard” version? Well, the AMG Aerodynamics Package comes standard, and includes a larger front splitter and integrated flics in the front apron, an enhanced “demand-optimised” diffuser and a fixed rear spoiler, the blade of which can be mechanically adjusted. AMG says the result is both increased downforce and a lower drag co-efficient, depending on the aero adjustment.

The Edition 1 furthermore gains a set of 21-inch AMG cross-spoke forged wheels and AMG Performance seats in Nappa leather (in magma grey and black with yellow contrasting stitching), along with a microfibre-wrapped AMG Performance steering wheel (again, with yellow contrasting stitching) and matte carbon-fibre interior trim.

The exterior, meanwhile, can be specified in either designo graphite grey magno, diamond white bright or graphite grey metallic. AMG stripes on the flanks above the side sill panels and additional stripes on the bonnet, roof and tailgate are also offered (but are optionally deselectable).

The limited-edition model will be offered in flagship GT63 S 4Matic+ guise only, which means it will feature the full-fat, 470 kW/900 N.m twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 engine. This allows a top speed of 315 km/h and a claimed 0-100 km/h time of 3,2 seconds.
Mercedes-AMG GT63 S 4Matic+ Edition 1