The German automaker has presented in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show the new AMG GT Concept, a four-door take on the well-known sports car that lives as a production version coupe or roadster.
The teasers didn’t actually depict the full picture – because the GT Concept not only features four doors but also a hybrid powertrain. Combining the sedan stance with the sporty coupe body style, the AMG GT Concept is putting its sights squarely on the recently revealed Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The design is as curvaceous as possible, and we’re not giving it negative praise for taking the AMG GT Coupe and stretching it for the addition of two more doors – and the company even confides that the styling “gives a sneak preview of the exterior design coming to the series production model.”
The concept is also updating the existing design of the AMG GT models via ultra-slim headlights and a three-dimensional effect for the tail lamps. The active shutters in the center and side intakes dynamically balance aerodynamic efficiency and cooling. The central exhaust outlet adds an extra twist at the back, which is housing a large diffuser. The GT Concept uses the ubiquitous 4.0-liter biturbo V8 from the AMG roster and adds a rear-mounted electric motor. The total system output thus jumps to 805 horsepower (600 kilowatts) and there’s a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system to deliver a 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) sprint in no more than three seconds. There’s also a full electric mode.