Earlier this year, a prototype for a new Mercedes-Benz sports car being developed by engineers at AMG was spotted on public roads
. The new sports car is to serve as the replacement for the SLS AMG but will be smaller and more agile, helping it better compete with the likes of the Audi R8 and Porsche 911.
Officials at Mercedes are yet to confirm that such a car is in the works, so there are no official details to report on. However, Car and Driver
has managed to dig up some of its own details.
The magazine claims the new sports car will be called the AMG GT and will offer several performance levels. The base engine should be a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 destined for a host of AMG models including the tuner’s version of the 2015 C-Class
. Power levels in the AMG GT should start around the 500-horsepower mark.
The car is said to be arriving towards the end of 2014, initially as a coupe. Roughly one year later a convertible version should be launched. Sadly, the AMG GT’s arrival means the end of the road for the SLS AMG and the sweet 6.2-liter V-8 that’s been fitted to most of AMG’s lineup for the past several years.
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