Mercedes-AMG GT Concept seen testing, to get 4.0L V8 hybrid with over 800 hp?

Remember the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept that was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS)? The company has just teased images of the four-door coupe undergoing road tests on the public road ahead of its official world premiere at the upcoming 2018 GIMS.

The heavily camouflaged coupe appears to follow much of its design cue from the concept car. Notable cues include the Panamericana grille, slim LED headlamps and door-mounted wing mirrors. Around the back, one can spot slim LED taillamp graphics similar to the AMG GT coupe, adaptive spoiler and quad exhaust outlets.

According to AMG, the grand tourer is said to feature an electrified version of the M178 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that is capable of propelling the car from 0 to 100 km/h in under 3 seconds. A new, fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system is tasked to keep the car planted to the tarmac.

The GT Concept will also be the second AMG model to bear the “EQ Power+” designation, after the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One race car. If a statement by CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, Tobias Moers holds true, the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 hybrid powertrain, in its final development stages is capable of generating up to 600 kW which roughly translates to 805 hp.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept will be presented in full come March at the 2018 GIMS and will spearhead AMG’s future goals – to produce more high-performance hybrid drive systems.


Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Teased

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Car

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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