Mercedes has presented the new and beautiful Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, a low-slung fastback sedan with a design resembling AMG’s GT supercar and an electrifying hypercar powertrain. The presentation took place at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show.
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Even not touching technical characteristics, the Mercedes AMG GT Concept is simply a gorgeous sedan. Many share the opinion that its best angles are the front-quarter with strong fascia and smooth roofline, and the profile with the focus on the unbelievable length.
The rear quarter may seem a little bit over-accentuated and large. However, the tidy tail lamps, rear vents and undertray diffuser integrating the center exhaust do attract attention.
“With the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, we are giving a preview of our third completely independently developed sports car and are extending the attractive AMG GT family to include a four-door variant,” Mercedes-AMG chairman Tobias Moers said in a statement.
The GT Concept stands out in the current AMG GT lineup focused on gasoline-fired power only. On the contrary, the GT Concept offers a hybrid powertrain inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Formula One cars. Total system output, from the electric motor and the 4-liter twin-turbo V8, is (can you only imagine this?) 805 horsepower. The name, EQ Power+, is also borrowed from the F1 car and it will be applied to all performance hybrids from the company going forward.
The GT Concept’s 805 ponies run to all four wheels through Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring. Mercedes-AMG unveils that the GT Concept is capable of hitting 60mph in less than three seconds — putting it squarely in the middle of supercar territory.
To put it short, the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept is a roomy four-door beauty with a big luggage compartment, a comfortable interior, and performance — at least in a straight line — rivaling today’s top supercars.
The GT Concept can be either driven in an electric-only mode (range not disclosed), or you can use its electric motor as a booster to make the GT Concept even quicker.
Just like in Formula One, you can charge the battery while driving the vehicle. Thus, maximum performance is available at all times. And again just like in F1, battery charging occurs during braking or from the combustion engine if charge drops too far.
It is hard to make final conclusions about the performance specifications until the thing becomes a reality. Until then, it is better to just admire the GT Concept and imagine how powerful the vehicle will be.