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.
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.
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