Take this bicycle inspired by the new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-S. It may be missing two wheels and a whole lot of horsepower, but is there anything sports car-ish about it?
A collaboration between Mercedes and German bicycle company Rotwild, the Rotwild GT S Inspired by AMG can actually perform in one area the car can’t.
That’s because this is a mountain bike, designed with input from Rotwild’s own race team.
It features a carbon fiber frame in the same Solarbeam Yellow and black scheme that’s becoming the signature of the AMG GT S, with 29-inch carbon fiber wheels and full off-road suspension.
The handlebars are carbon fiber too, an attached to them is a Shimano XTR electronic-shifting system, which is supposed to make changing gears faster and smoother than a conventional system.
For stopping, there’s the impressively-named Formula AMG R1 Racing FCS front disc brake, which Rotwild says its one of the lights disc brakes for bicycles on the market.
The Rotwild GT S Inspired by AMG goes on sale in May, but only 100 examples will be produced.
They’ll be priced at 9,990 euros each. That’s about $10,960. which is a lot less than a real AMG GT S, but probably still enough to buy a used C-Class.
For that price, buyers also get a number of accessories, including a case for the bike itself, a tool kit, and a suspension set-up pump, all in the same yellow-and-black color scheme.
This isn’t the first AMG GT S tie-in product, but it takes up a lot less space than the last one.
As part of its ongoing relationship with Cigarette Racing, Mercedes unveiled a boat inspired by its new sports car earlier this year.
Called the 50 Marauder GT S Concept, the boat is 50 feet long and packs two Mercury Racing V8 engines, each with 1,550 horsepower.