Anton Andres / Newspress | March 08, 2017 12:55
Is AMG considering a more practical GT?
Just over 24 hours have passed since Mercedes-AMG previewed their four-door coupe concept for this year's Geneva Motor Show. Now, Mercedes-Benz's high-performance marque has fully revealed the car. Dubbed the GT, it also commemorates AMG's 50th anniversary as a tuning division.
The swoopy concept features a variation of the Mercedes-AMG GT's front fascia but with higher placed headlights. Large air dams can be seen at each corner of the front bumper while the grill is similar to that to the two-door sports car. On to its side, it has a coupe-like roof line, just as the company had intended. Along with that, it has retractable door handles and taking the place of side mirrors are a pair of cameras.
Like the Mercedes-AMG GT, the concept adapts a liftback tailgate while extended fender flares give the car a wide and aggressive stance. Towards the rear, one can see the slim tail LED tail lights, as seen in the preview. It also has a centrally-mounted exhaust pipe and a diffuser at the bottom of the bumper.
Mercedes-AMG did not discuss the engine in detail apart from it being a V8 motor. Instead, the manufacturer highlighted on its hybrid system. This concept uses EQ Power + technology, currently being tested on the W08 Formula 1 racer. The company added that it uses a modular battery concept with a combination of extremely powerful and light batteries. With the V8 engine and electric motor combined, claimed output is rated at 816 PS.
It was previously reported that Mercedes-AMG is considering a four-door GT to add to their range. This concept may just be the preview of that model.