Mercedes-AMG Chairman Tobias Moers has repeatedly downplayed the possibility of seeing a hypercar and in a recent interview he went one step further by saying they're bad business.

Mercedes-AMG Chairman Tobias Moers has repeatedly downplayed the possibility of seeing a hypercar and in a recent interview he went one step further by saying they're bad business.

Speaking to Autoblog at the sidelines of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Moers said he thinks hypercars are "always bad on a business case."  The executive went on to say that even if the company wanted to build a hypercar there simply aren't enough engineering resources at the moment to bring the model to fruition.

In the meantime, Mercedes-AMG is focused on launching the facelifted SL63 and SL65 roadsters which debuted last week.  The company is also preparing a new E63 which is rumored to use a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that develops up to 591 bhp (600 PS / 441 kW).

While we shouldn't expect to see a hypercar anytime soon, Moers said the company is working to expand the GT lineup.  He declined to mention anything in particular but our spy photographers have already shot a handful of photos of a high-performance variant.  It will draw inspiration from GT3 race car and feature an aggressive front fascia, revised side skirts, a prominent rear wing, and a massive diffuser. The model is expected to be lighter than the GT S and have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that develops approximately 550 PS (542 bhp / 404 kW).

Source: Autoblog

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