Guy Kawasaki is a name most people in the tech industry are familiar with, thanks largely to his roles with Apple and his subsequent investments in Pandora and other companies with the venture capital firm he co-founded, Garage Technology Ventures. What you might not know is that Kawasaki is also a big car fanatic, and he often gets access to things most car fans will never enjoy.
Case in point: Kawasaki recently toured Mercedes’ AMG facility where the stunning AMG GT and GT S are built.
The Mercedes-AMG GT is arguably the most beautiful sportscar Mercedes has ever created, but you’ve likely never seen it quite like this. Kawasaki recently toured the factory where the beastly coupe is assembled, and he snapped plenty of pictures along the way.
If you’re unfamiliar with the AMG GT, you’re looking at a 4.0 L twin-turbocharged monster with 460 hp and 440 lb ft of torque that does 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. If that’s not impressive enough for you, the GT S model features the same engine but even more impressive tuning that yields 503 hp, 480 lb ft of torque and a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds.
Interestingly, the GT S starts at $129,900, which is pretty reasonable considering the base prices of other cars in its class.
A few photos from Kawasaki’s factory tour follow below and the rest can be seen on his blog, which is linked down in our source section.