2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Predictions: 4Matic AWD for 500HP Twin-Turbo V8 – Benchmarks Are 911T and GT-R
The amount of renderings of the forthcoming AMG GT supercar is staggering.
Luckily, none are quite as hack-y as my aborted effort to graft the AMG Vision Gran Turismo’s nose onto the current 2014 SLS! =]
What happened to the draft renders posted to facebook.com/carrevsdaily last week?
They just… kept getting worse and worse in Photoshop, so I looked to external sources.
The best work so far comes from Car and Driver, of all places, with a really detailed and on-target rendering of the hottest new Mercedes-Benz sportscar in some time.
The key points in the move from SLS to AMG GT are:
— more future-style outside
— more future-tech inside
The pricing will overlap directly with two key competitors: the Nissan GT-R, which is priced from $100,000 to about $115,000 for 2014 and 2015 — as well as the Porsche 911. The 911 Turbo will be the AMG team’s real benchmark, but undercutting the Porsche on price by perhaps $20,000. The AMG GT should come in with a sticker of about $115,000 versus the 911 Turbo’s base price in the $130,000 ballpark.
Meeting or exceeding the GT-R’s performance with rear-drive will be challenging. The previous SLS also earned a reputation for being too tail-happy to record quick lap times. These factors lead us to believe the upcoming AMG GT will be all-wheel-drive as standard. This is unconfirmed.
The below spy shots from Paultan.org show the full silhouette – because you cannot hide under too much fake bodywork when doing max-attack Nurburgring laps.