In a recent interview, an AMG official has confirmed the company is developing a baby SLS - possibly named the SLC.

In a recent interview, AMG's Christoph Jung confirmed the company is developing a 'baby' SLS.

Speaking with Auto Express, Jung said "There is room for an AMG model below the SLS, targeting the Porsche 911. This is the next market for AMG, and we are considering what is the right package."

Details remain elusive, but Jung confirmed the model will have two-seats and a front-mounted V8 engine. Without giving specifics, Jung commented "we have to have performance figures close to competitors." Regardless, Auto Express speculates car - possibly named the SLC - could have a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 with up to 500 hp (373 kW / 507 PS). They estimate this would enable the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in four seconds and hit a top speed of 185 mph (298 km/h).

A launch could be three to four years away and pricing is expected to start at €80,000 ($106,344).

Mercedes SLC / baby SLS confirmed