As a wrap-up to a successful and triumphant year, Mercedes-AMG posted a thank-you video in tribute to the entire AMG team for their dedication and hardwork throughout the year.
The video blitz through the names of each of their staff, overlaid onto clips of various AMG cars doing what they do best. However in the last couple of seconds (at 2:17), something unusual caught the keen eyes of the netizens.
Well to be exact, something caught their ears. On first glance, the camouflaged car looks just like the current Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S. However, as it pulls away, the electric whirring sound – as if a spaceship is about to take off, tells us that this is no ordinary GT four-door.
Based on the sound, it isn’t too far fetched to assume that the car teased in the video is the Mercedes-AMG GT 73, which is slated to arrive sometime this year.
The GT 73, which is reportedly based on the AMG GT Concept shown at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), is rumoured to receive a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, paired with an electric motor on its front axle.
Combined power output is said to surpass 800 hp, which is considerably more than the 639 hp of the GT 63 S. With that amount of power on tap, zero-to-hundred km/h should take less than three seconds.
The GT 73 will also resurrect the “73” moniker, which was introduced and last used on the ultra-rare R129 Mercedes SL 73 AMG – reportedly only 85 units were ever made. Although, the new AMG GT 73 will definitely not have the true-to-name engine capacity of 7.3-litres.
Although the debut date still remains unknown, the car has been seen going through testing, as we reported back in 2018. Based on the video above, the car looks to be almost production-ready, too. Does the 2020 GIMS, happening in March, sound like a good time to launch the car?