After releasing official ‘spy photographs’ of its new AMG GT four-door earlier this week, Mercedes-AMG has now displayed the brand new mannequin present process wind tunnel testing. The Porsche Panamera rival will make its manufacturing debut on the Geneva Motor Present subsequent month.
The automotive within the wind tunnel footage sports activities a lightweight camouflage, however the general profile and form is evident to see. Though cues such because the rear-end form are taken from the AMG GT Coupe, the remainder of the bodywork, together with the low front-end, is bespoke to this mannequin.
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Though wrapped within the typical prototype camouflage, it is clear that the general profile of the check mule has been transferred from the Mercedes-AMG Idea unveiled ultimately 12 months’s Geneva Motor Present. The lengthy, low bonnet is retained from the idea, as are the slim aspect home windows, thick aspect haunches and sloping roofline. The idea’s silver and gold wheels are changed by conventional silver objects right here, hiding some serious-looking efficiency brakes.
Final 12 months’s AMG GT Idea featured a definite aerodynamic focus, with hidden cameras rather than exterior door mirrors and transferring radiator shutters within the air intakes that divert air the place required for max effectivity – just like the AMG GT R. These options are more likely to seem on the manufacturing mannequin, too.
An official identify for the manufacturing mannequin has but to be confirmed however it will likely be the primary mannequin to make use of the EQ Energy+ branding, which signifies that it’s a efficiency hybrid, utilizing a mixture of petrol and electrical energy.
Energy will come from AMG’s four.Zero-litre twin-turbo V8, helped by a further electrical motor mated to Merc’s 4MATIC+ four-wheel-drive system. There’s no phrase on energy output but, however we count on north of 600bhp – as AMG says the Zero-62mph time is lower than three seconds.
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