Each Mercedes-AMG GT engine is put together by one person, not by an assembly line. In total, it takes that person 11 steps, and approximately three hours, to complete the task.
The oldest automotive company in the world is about to put out its newest speedster with one goal in mind: to unseat the definitive sports car, the Porsche 911. Enter the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant, a massive facility roughly the size of Vatican City, where a uniquely dedicated team of craftspeople are designing and building a lighter, faster, and smaller Mercedes from the ground up: the AMG GT. It's a five-year journey, from one man's idea to a 500-horsepower supercar, and we're there to capture all the high-speed drama.
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