2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, a promisingly quick Panamera alternative

This year, Mercedes-AMG are celebrating their 50th anniversary and to commemorate this milestone, the company has showcased the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. This four-door coupe is an addition to the AMG GT family and will feature a high-performance hybrid powertrain and cutting edge Formula One technology.

Like the AMG GT, the Concept features a pronounced bonnet with muscular proportions to highlight the high-performance nature of AMG. The menacing front end features a horizontal grille with red painted inserts flanked with extremely slim LED headlamps while the lower bumper gets large side air intakes.

The rear profile is a hallmark of AMG GT design, except for the ultra slim tail lamps and a wicked carbon fibre diffuser. For the DRLs and tail lamps, it will get Mercedes-AMG’s high tech “nano active fibre technology” which gives the lighting source a three-dimensional illumination effect.

According to the company, the grand tourer’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 will get an electric motor to produce outlandish numbers, rocketing the car from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.0 seconds. The new “EQ Power+” logo (named after their Formula 1 race car) will denote its hybrid powertrain.

Drivers are able to select from three driving modes – pure electric, pure combustion engine or hybrid. The company also revealed that the Concept will come with 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. With the AMG GT Concept, the company is looking to attract customers who are looking for a high-performance sports car without having to compromise practicality. The car will be presented at the Frankfurt International Motor Show later in September.

Question is, would you be willing to wait for this, or would you rather put your money on the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid?



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