Even with its standard 510 PS V8 engine the Mercedes AMG GT S is a complete beast, capable of devouring 0 to 100 in just over three seconds and reaching a top speed of 300 km/h. But you have more than that without spending too much effort. You just need to pop by Mcchip-DKR shop in Mechernich, Germany.
Mcchip-DKR take in your AMG GT and won’t unscrew anything off it except for the box that holds the ECU, or the engine’s electronic brain. Then it will take between four to six hours for them to flash the main chip on it and upload a new software which they have coded to unlock a new level of performance from the 4.0 liter bi-turbo V8. With that done, they bolt the ECU back on and voila, it’s done.
To get the best out of an ECU remap like this ideally you need a sport exhaust system and some high performance intakes. But the program by Mcchip-DKR is so good, it significantly improves the output of the engine without those items. The AMG GT S has 510 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque when it comes in the workshop. When it leaves, it is packing 595 horsepower and 775 Nm. That, you’ll agree, is quite remarkable considering the efficiency of the work.