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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door "Super" Coupe Concept Bows in Geneva

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door "Super" Coupe Concept Bows in Geneva

By Philly Murtha, March 07, 2017

Mercedes provides a glimpse of the future with its “Hot Red” sleek, Mercedes-AMG GT sports sedan concept that can bolt from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds, according to the automaker. The German premium automaker celebrates 50 years of collaboration with its performance division by unveiling AMG’s newest GT concept with Formula 1 prowess at this week’s Geneva International Motor Show.

The hand-crafted, fastback GT “4-door coupe” concept shows off Mercedes’ design philosophy of “Sensual Purity” and foreshadows a possible production model in the next few years. AMG, based in Affalterbach, Germany, has produced the GT family of independently developed sports car models that feature their own “muscular and sensuous” front-and rear-end design elements. This GT concept also features the futuristic stepped-up performance and driving dynamics of a new hybrid drive system.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept photoExterior elements of the advanced concept car include a bold grille with vertical ribs painted red on the sides and super slim lighting systems that feature nano active fiber daytime running light technology. The concept’s deep hood reaching to the wheel arches is emphasized by the car’s “Hot Red” liquid metal shimmer paint finish. Thin taillights with cooling modules are set in an extra wide rear end and tailgate and a carbon-fiber diffuser curves down at the sides. Miniature cameras replace side mirrors. Highly-styled wheels and performance brake systems with bronze-painted calipers complete the look.

AMG’s GT concept is nearly a supercar. With the help of expertise from Mercedes’ AMG Formula 1 team, this concept is equipped with the new “EQ Power+” plug-in hybrid drive system. A twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 engine and a high-performance electric motor can generate combined output of 805 horsepower, according to Mercedes officials. AMG’s performance-tuned 4Matic all-wheel-drive system allows the car to move from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Functionality is also blended with performance and design in this AMG GT, which includes a luggage compartment with a large tailgate.


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