The Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG has been spied in action while conducting a series of tests before a probable 2015 launch.
Envisioned as a replacement of the SLS AMG, the SLC AMG (internally known as C190) will be smaller and is said to rival the Porsche 911. It will come with conventional doors, a dual exhaust arrangement and a trunk-mounted spoiler.
Power could be provided by a V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine producing around 485 HP (357 kW). A more powerful S variant should have 550 HP (404 kW), while the range-topping Black Series variant will allegedly output somewhere around 585 HP (430 kW).
Pricing is rumored to kick off from approximately 109,000 EUR (141,000 USD / 92,800 GBP). The "SLC" nameplate hasn't been confirmed yet.