The prolonged anticipation for the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept was satisfied at the Geneva Motor Show of 2017. This is a revelation of what the future of AMG GT Concept will be giving us and also their 50th anniversary gift to themselves. AMG has been operating with relative autonomy for the past 50 years and even though Mercedes-Benz absorbed the brand over ten years ago, AMG is still producing some astonishing work. This is the third series AMG is building independently and a direct competition for the new Porsche Panamera. It is assumed that the new Mercedes-AMG GT concept will evolve to have different styles and show improved performance.
Much like Porsche’s Panamera, the new Mercedes-AMG GT has a high performance electric motor and V8 petrol engine. A smart network of very strong modular batteries makes up the hybrid powertrain. These batteries are very light and produces a merged output of about 800 horsepower for 0 to 100 sprints in three seconds or less.
Advantageous Four-Door with Class
The four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Concept has joined the Mercedes-AMG GT and Mercedes-SLS AMG becoming the third model to exist within the in-house performance arm of Mercedes-AMG. Mercedes-Benz has clearly refused to watch on while the Porsche Panamera are leaving dealerships in volumes. This car is high functioning and high performing but the four doors makes it fitting for everyday use. The changeable interior of the car and the unconnected luggage section provides for ample space for passengers and enough space for luggage as well.
The design concept is both hot and cold with strong impressive parts like the long drawn in bonnet. The back of the car has some conventional Mercedes-AMG GT trend with the parallel and slender tail lights. The carbon fiber diffuser at the back is broad and incorporated centrally with the tailpipe. The high-performance combination brakes can be seen behind the two toned wheels on the sides of the car.
Traditional side view mirrors and small cameras have been effectively removed for better aerodynamics. The car has 4MATIC + AWD braced by the electric motor under its skin. Distribution of torques is handled by an entirely irregular system to make for the greatest traction and performance. Following the present Formula 1 car, this AMG GT is the first to have the ‘EQ Power+’ badge suggesting the future of the present Formula 1 might see hybrid technology. The front spoiler, roof and side window sills are made from carbon fiber to significantly reduce the weight of the car.
The Panamericana grille is yet another soft poke at Porsche, and a distinguished official mark for the car. It features perpendicular ribs designed with red paint on the side and carries the Mercedes-Benz star. It is not only for show and good looks but for function. The radiator shutters which are in motion at the side and middle air intakes will improve thermal as well as aerodynamic efficiency.
Another high point in the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept is the lights. With the new ‘nano active fiber technology’, the lights that run during the day and the tail lights emit bright shining light like never before. The LED headlamps are integrated with a set of two rod lights that light up the path directly in front of the car as it moves. The lighting at the back of the car also uses this technology under the lens of the broad and slim lights. The golden sail shaped badge and the layered three-dimensional design shows the high volume of detail given to design of the headlights.
Mercedes-AMG GT’s drivetrain is based on the scalable battery that has said to be much stronger than traditional batteries. Most significantly, this battery is much more compact and is notably lighter in weight. The battery is scalable upwards so it can be adapted to fit the divergent needs of Mercedes-Benz cars in time to come. When running the combustion engine of the car completely, this battery will recover energy. The battery will also recover energy when the car is braking. You can select from any of the three working modes of the battery beforehand through the elective drive unit. The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept will drive with combustion engine only, full electric only or draw both parts of the powertrain and drive as a hybrid car.
We are thrilled to see the path the new Mercedes-AMG GT series will take. The Affalterbach performance brand is just warming up to thrill us some more in its 50th year. We expect to see a powerful upgrade for Porsche’s newly unveiled Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid at the Frankfurt Motor Show later in the year. All fingers crossed for the unveiling of the Mercedes-AMG hypercar concept.