Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Spied Winter Testing

We’ve spotted the upcoming Mercedes-Benz AMG GT out testing again, this time out in the snow. The high-performance coupe is, as before, fully clad in camouflage from grille to taillights. While no official name has been set (SLC was rumored to be an earlier name) the car is being referred to internally as the C190, and is widely rumored to reach production as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.

The high-end performance coupe, seen here with large wheels and red-painted brake calipers, will arrive after the departure of the pricier 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT. Porsche’s 911 will be the new AMG GT’s primary competition, and the base model is believed to get around 450 hp from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. That puts that model head-to-head with the 400-hp Porsche 911 Carrera S. Down the line, a higher output engine for an AMG GT Black Series could put out up to 600 hp, which could conceivably compete with the 560-hp 911 Turbo S. For now Mercedes-Benz will not build a roadster version of the AMG sport coupe, but it's not impossible that one could arrive in the future.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT keeps the overall shape of the outgoing SLS, but in a more compact package. Its long hood and slung-back cockpit are in keeping with traditional European sport car proportions, and we have no doubt that the car will turn many heads when it is finally unveiled. Though Mercedes has not made an official announcement so far, the AMG GT is rumored to debut at the 2014 Paris auto show.

Richard Martin
Here we go again.  Another "911 competitor."  Right.  This car (a) will never turn up on a track day and (b) Mercedes-Benz drivers aren't sports car drivers.  "There is no substitute."   

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