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Ok that looks insane
The same fate the Land Rovers are dealt. Not much sculpting in the shape.That's actually unfortunate because I can already see the wheelbase proportions are less radical than the current AMG GT. The current car has a tremendous amount of space between the A-pillar and front wheel and a relatively very short front overhang. It's a pretty small car but looks long which is good design for a coupe. It also has a relatively long rear overhang, again a very traditional coupe portportion. The new car already looks more lame than the current one.
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A cutout in the rear bumper's disguise shows a cap for the charging port, revealing the prototype had a plug-in hybrid setup. Those squared exhaust tips suggest it's a hotter version of the GT Coupe, so it might be packing a V8 underneath that long hood. AMG could have found a way to cram in the intricate PHEV setup of the GT 63 S E Performance. If that's the case, look for a colossal output of 843 horsepower and 1,084 pound-feet (1,470 Newton-meters) of torque.
If you've been wondering whether the second-generation AMG GT Coupe will remain a two-seat affair or not, one of the spy shots shows it'll be a more practical car. We can clearly see a pair of rear-seat headrests, revealing the sports coupe will adopt a 2+2 layout to echo the SL roadster. The yellow "high-voltage" sticker on the rear glass reconfirms we're dealing with a test vehicle powered by a plug-in hybrid setup.
Don't go into thinking the GT Coupe will only be an AMG-ified SL with a fixed top because it's actually the other way around. The Sport Leicht was developed from day one by the performance division to supersede the GT Roadster. Weight will be a concern seeing as how the GT 63 S E Performance combines the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with a 6.1-kWh battery pack and a 204-hp electric motor. That being said, the GT Coupe with the same PHEV setup should be lighter considering the smaller body.
Yes, it's essentially the SL but in coupe form, rather than convertibleIs this on a new platform? It looks significantly less athletic than the current car which has pretty extreme cab-rearward proportions, almost like a viper. This looks a lot more ordinary.
Next generation AMG GT will be based on the Modular Sports Architecture (MSA), the same one underpinning the brand new SL
It seems like the GT will likely just be a coupe version of the SL