The Mercedes-AMG GT concept is aimed primarily at celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AMG brand, but the spectacular fastback sedan is also the first AMG model to be powered by a hybrid engine.
Like many other performance car manufacturers, AMG knows that the brand will eventually have to turn to electric or hybrid engines. AMG performance models will sport the EQ Power + designation in the future, and the Mercedes-AMG GT concept is the first example of this new range.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept is powered by a hybrid engine that combines a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 with an electric motor for a total output of 805 horsepower. This allows it to reach 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds. The electric motor takes care of propelling the rear wheels while the front wheels receive their power from the hybrid engine.
Several innovative technologies can be found on the concept, such as cameras that take the place of traditional rear-view mirrors. The AMG GT Concept also incorporates several elements of the AMG GT R which aim to improve its overall performance, and lower its lap times.
A production version of the AMG GT Concept is scheduled sometime in 2018.