[UPDATE: The new sports car was officially revealed, read all about it here!] - We already know that the SLS AMG will have a successor and will be called the Mercedes-AMG GT as the German manufacturer released the first interior photos back in April. Today, Mercedes-Benz launched the special website of its new sports car and a new photo showing the side of the car as well as an official video were released.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT will be revealed this autumn and will thrill with breathtaking and supreme agility. What we do know until now, is that the new coupe will be powered by a newly developed 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that will deliver 400 hp in the standard model, 500 hp in the most powerful version and around 570 hp in the Black Series version.
The new twin-turbo V8 will replace the 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 found in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that powers most of the AMG models. The new 4.0-liter V8 is expected to use the same AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic transmission.
Although we don’t have a clue regarding the design of the new Mercedes-AMG GT, from the new photo released by the German carmaker we can see that the new model follows the same design line found on the SLS AMG featuring a long hood where the V8 engine is.
Inside, there are several design elements introduced by the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class as the new Mercedes-AMG GT comes with the Comand infotainment system, a touchpad controller as well as high-quality materials.
Mercedes-Benz will reveal new details in June, while the specifications are expected to be released in July and August. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz will be officially introduced to the world at the 2014 Paris Motor Show!
The sensuous character and the sculpture-like appearance of the Mercedes-AMG GT can be seen through its arched surfaces, as complemented by the dome-shaped arched roof line and the frameless doors. The side wall features a muscular element that lends the AMG GT a sense of lightness and dynamism. The side wall also features surfaces and lines flowing into the rear with a dramatic tapered effect.
However, the new AMG GT intentionally avoids lines in the shoulder region, although a line can be found below it. This line picks up in the rear bumper, thereby stretching and making the body of the AMG GT seem lighter. While the sides feature air outlets with signature two fins each, the AMG GT has no visible aerials that might upset its overall looks.
Meanwhile, the face of the new AMG GT is defined to be a 3D diamond radiator grille with the centrally located Mercedes star, a broad louver as well as AMG lettering in the center of the front end. The face of the new AMG GT is also defined by LED High Performance headlamps with stylized "eyebrows," daytime running lamps, side lights and indicators. Completing the face of the new AMG GT are three separate high-beam reflectors.
The new AMG GT is provided with large air intakes that help optimize airflow to the cooling modules. The new AMG GT looks low-slung and wide, thanks to the A-wing with front splitter located in the lower third of the front apron. The front splitter of the AMG GT is painted in body color while this feature on the GT S is wrapped in high-gloss black finish. Amazingly, AMG allows customers to accentuate the exterior design according to their personal tastes and preferences. Customers could choose from a number of available packages like the Exterior Carbon-Fiber, Exterior Silver Chrome and Night packages.