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Mercedes just unleashed an 805-horsepower hybrid AMG super coupe

 


Mercedes AMG GT Concept
The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept.
Mercedes-Benz

On Tuesday, Mercedes and its AMG performance division unleashed
the stunning GT Concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The four-door concept car, clad in “Hot Red” livery, offers the
public a sneak peek at an upcoming production model developed
independently by AMG.

“With the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, we are giving a preview of our
third completely independently developed sports car and are
extending the attractive AMG GT family to include a four-door
variant,” Mercedes-AMG chairman Tobias Moers said in a statement.

True to four-door coupe proportions, the sleek body work of the
GT Concept melds the fastback aesthetics of a sports car with the
practicality of a sedan. In many respects, the GT Concept looks
like a futuristic interpretation of the current production CLS.
In fact, this may offer a hint at the next generation CLS that’s
expected in the near future.


Mercedes AMG GT Concept

Mercedes-AMG

 

Peel back the stylish exterior and the GT Concept really starts
to shine. Under the hood is a 4.0-liter V8 engine mated to a
Formula One derived AMG hybrid drive unit. In total, the combo
produces an unbelievable 805 system horsepower.

The GT Concept’s 805 ponies run to all four wheels through
Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring.
According to Mercedes-AMG, the GT Concept is capable of hitting
60mph in less than three seconds — putting it squarely in the
middle of supercar territory.


Mercedes AMG GT Concept

Mercedes-AMG

 

Stopping power is provided courtesy of AMG ceramic
high-performance brakes while the road ahead is illuminated by
nano active fiber lighting technology.

For the AMG division, the GT Concept follows on the heels of the
SLS AMG supercar and the AMG GT sports car. In addition, Moers
confirmed that the performance brand is going to unveil a new
1,000 horsepower hybrid hypercar later this year at the Frankfurt
Motor Show.

3 Comments

  1. VaJayjay says:

    I pretty sure coupe means “Bang your head trying to get into the rear seats regardless of the number of doors.”

  2. dave says:

    This is a great looking car ruined by ugly giant chrome rims… I thought as a society we had finally decided that giant gaudy chrome rims are NOT the answer. Mercedes what have you done…

  3. Reuger says:

    Exactly, today, coupe (from decoupe in French) means that the car was cut, not specifying what part exactly. In the case of 4-door coupes this means that the roof comes down towards the back, whereas a sedan has a mostly straight roof. Also you can consider a specific feature in 4-door coupes the frameless door windows.

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