As part of its 50th anniversary, Mercedes-AMG has showcased the GT Concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Over and above this the four-door coupé heralds the further extension of the AMG GT family. The third model series after the SLS AMG and AMG GT is now being completely autonomously developed at the company’s headquarters in Affalterbach.
The four-door coupe comes with hybrid power, that comprises of a 4.0-litre V8 biturbo petrol engine and a high-performance electric motor. This performance hybrid power-train offers “an impressive electric range” and generates a system output of up to 600 kW. It covers the sprint from 0-100 in less than three seconds.
The Mercedes-AMG includes moving radiator shutters in the centre and side air intakes, which claim to improve the aerodynamic and thermal efficiency and are inspired by the active air control system AIRPANEL in the AMG GT R. The DRLs and tail lamps showcase “Nano active fibre technology”, while further design elements at the tail end are the wide carbon-fibre diffuser curved downwards at the sides and the centrally arranged tailpipe trim reminiscent of the Mercedes-AMG GT R.
The function of the exterior mirrors on the study is taken care of by aerodynamically favourable miniature cameras, known as mirror cams. The roof, the A-wing of the front spoilers, the rear diffuser and the side sill panels in high-quality yet light carbon fibre. The wheels come in a fine-spoke design and host the AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake. The brake callipers are painted in a bronze colour and bear the “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering.