The upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT promises to be an exciting sports car that will run with, and possibly outrun, the best of the Porsche 911-class of cars. Here, we get a peek at the car in action, including a focus on its twin-turbo V-8 engine.

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Taking a quick-hit look at the emotions and ideas behind the development of the powerplant for the brand’s second standalone sports car, the video also gives us a good idea of what the engine will sound like. As you’d expect from AMG, it’s throaty, strong, and loud.

For a closer look at the engine that will power the AMG GT, learn all about the 503-horsepower M178 in our preview.