Mercedes-AMG GT's Last-Minute Thrashing on the Nordschleife

We are already familiar with the design of the interior and what type of engine that the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT (C190) will have, but this didn't stop the marketing folks at Mercedes-AMG GmbH to start a special website where the sports car is getting teased on a weekly basis until its actual unveil.
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Until the model actually gets launched, Mercedes-AMG engineers are still hard at work fine tuning the chassis of the AMG GT on the famed Green Hell, where a camouflaged pre-production prototype was recently spotted making pancakes out of its rear tires.

As most of you know, the AMG-GT will be the first Mercedes-Benz in decades not to sport the “Benz” moniker in its official nomenclature, as the car is the second ever project that was completely developed in house by Affalterbach's nuttiest engineers.

Sporting a four-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with direct injection and the two-turbochargers situated inside the “hot inner vee” of the engine, the upcoming model should sport a naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration figure of under four seconds.

These figures should come thanks to both the 510 hp and 650 Nm (479 lb ft) of torque developed by the all-new V8 engine, but also thanks to an overall weight that should revolve around 1500 kg (3307 pounds) or even less, making it much lighter than the SLS AMG.

Speaking of the soon-to-be-out-of-production SLS AMG, the new Mercedes-AMG GT (C190) is apparently based as far as architecture goes on the aluminium spaceframe body of the modern Gullwing.

Thanks to a better use of aluminium and a shorter wheelbase and overall length, the AMG GT will apparently shed the weight of two passengers from the SLS AMG in standard guise, with a future Black Series variant to be even lighter. It does look fast in this video, doesn't it?

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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