Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Facelift Spied With Weird Exhaust

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Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Facelift Spied With Weird ExhaustMercedes-AMG GT Roadster Facelift Spied With Weird Exhaust
Even though the AMG GT has already received some sort of refresh, the Germans are working on another version, and this time, they're fiddling with the exhaust. An AMG GT Roadster has recently been spied around Mercedes HQ with a Lexus-like setup sticking out the back.
In fact, we shouldn't compare it to Lexus, since with the GS going away, the Japanese automaker is more about family crossovers than performance cars. But the weirdly stacked pipes of this AMG certainly deserve our attention.

The muffler tips themselves are provisional, of course, but they make us wonder why engineers are fiddling with what's back there. The GT family already a wide variety of configurations: normal, S, C, R. Heck, there's even a 53 model on the way with the 3-liter from the CLS.

But at this point, we can't connect the mule with any version of the car. Of course, exhaust re-configurations are normal for sports car facelifts. Just look at the 991.2 or the Audi R8 facelift, just to give you a few examples.

We think the inwardly turned pipes have more to do with regulations than performance. We saw something similar (but bigger) when the Corvette ZR1 was testing at the Nurburgring a couple of years back.

It's pretty clear that Mercedes wants to refresh the AMG GT's lights within the next year and will pile on some updates at the same time. But despite the heavy camouflage, we don't see much new stuff here. While the GT is undeniably a jaw-dropping beauty, it doesn't line up with the rest of Mercedes' design. And we have seen them a cookie-cutter approach to making cars recently.

Inside, the GT is not a good candidate for the MBUX infotainment system. But you have to realize that the "53" powertrain with EQ Boost pretty much implies brand new electronics are being installed.

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