AMG CEO Tobias Moers has dropped a few hints about the possibility of coming out with a direct competitor for the Porsche 918 Spyder.

AMG CEO Tobias Moers has dropped a few hints about the possibility of coming out with a direct competitor for the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Speaking to Motor Trend in Detroit this week during NAIAS, Tobias Moers was asked whether they are cooking up a rival for the Porsche 918 Spyder, LaFerrari and McLaren P1 trio. His response was "we want to be seen by the public on the same level as other sports car maker in Germany." He went on to specify their desire now is to "make race technology street-legal" but refused to disclose any exact details about a potential range-topping model which would likely get gullwing doors.

Whatever it will be, chances are the flagship AMG-branded model will adopt an all-wheel drive mid-engine layout with power coming from an uprated variant of the new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 estimated to deliver 700 bhp (522 kW). A couple of electric motors derived from the technology implemented in the SLS AMG Electric Drive could work with the combustion engine and enable a combined output of beyond the 1,000 bhp (746 kW) mark.

MT estimates the AMG supercar is still a few years away so if green-lighted, it will probably come out towards the end of the decade.

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