Mercedes-AMG has built a 800 HP four-door GT concept


Mercedes has brought a concept to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and the obscenely beautiful Grand Tourer hints at a four-door cousin to the AMG GT in the near future. Called the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, it confusingly carries the same name as the coupe. But the nomenclature aside, the GT concept offers a hybrid powertrain – inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Formula One cars – instead of a gasoline engine like the coupe. Up front is a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, which is coupled to an electric motor. Mercedes claims that the total output of the hybrid unit is in excess of 800 horsepower.

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The power is sent to all four wheels and Mercedes says the car would be capable of doing 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds. Mercedes says: “This four-door coupé heralds the further extension of the AMG GT family.” The four-door GT will directly compete with the Porsche Panamera, but Mercedes didn’t provide any information about how soon can we expect the production variant. Nevertheless, the concept looks production-ready except for some concept-y features like the fender-mounted cameras replacing side-view mirrors and massive wheels. Stay tuned for more coverage of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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