Set to be unveiled later this year, the model will reportedly feature a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that develops approximately 520 bhp (387 kW).

New details are starting to emerge about the highly-anticipated Mercedes AMG GT.

Set to be unveiled later this year, the model will reportedly feature a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that develops approximately 520 bhp (387 kW). It could eventually be followed by an entry-level model that produces 480 bhp (358 kW) and a range-topping Black Series variant that develops up to 580 bhp (432 kW). The entry-level model will reportedly arrive in 2016, while the Black Series variant is scheduled for 2018.

Interestingly, the AMG GT could be available exclusively as a coupe. Nothing is official but one source told the Autocar "There was some initial thoughts about doing a roadster variant but, at this stage, there are no plans to do an open-top version" as the SL can fill that role.

The AMG GT is slated to be produced for six years before being phased out in 2020. When this happens, Mercedes could introduce a new SLS AMG which rides on a new platform that utilizes carbon fiber.

 

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