Watch an AMG GT (C190) Powerslide Cheerfully On Snow

Earlier we showed you a trio of camouflaged Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (C190) models being benchmarked against the Roadster version of the soon-to-be-demised SLS AMG and none other than the bonkers Porsche 911 Turbo S (991).
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Original reports were saying that since the AMG GT is using a shortened version of the aluminium platform used by the SLS AMG it will be rear-wheel drive only, just like its bigger brother.

A report which appeared last Fall informed us that the S-Model variant of the new sports car might sport the AMG-tuned 4Matic all-wheel drive system in order to put the final nails in the Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 Turbo coffins.

At the time, we took it with a pinch of salt, but there are three important pieces of information that might make us reconsider our opinion on the matter:

  • the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT has been spotted testing and being benchmarked against the Nissan GT-R;
  • the earlier spy photo batch showed no less than three of them being benchmarked against the mighty Porsche 911 Turbo S (991);
  • the following video shows some pretty efficient powerslide recovery movements for a rear-wheel drive vehicle.

We don't have any official confirmation yet, but it wouldn't be impossible for the engineers in Affalterbach to make the transaxle layout work with all-wheel drive, just like Nismo engineers did with the Nissan GT-R, which uses the very same layout.

We will keep you posted when more information pops up, which is sure to happen as the AMG GT's Summer release date is approaching fast. What do you guys think about these two mild powerslides?

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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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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