> New AMG GT expected to arrive early 2023
> Will likely retain twin-turbo V8 power
> YesAuto’s spy shots catch test mule in the snow
> Prices expected to be around £110,000
The Mercedes-AMG GT is a brutishly handsome machine with a muscular V8 under its long bonnet. This mule caught winter testing reveals that a second-generation car is on the way, but this time sharing its platform with the new Mercedes-Benz SL – that means a GT convertible is unlikely.
This two-seat coupe retains its identifiable proportions but features a slightly more curved silhouette.
We expect there will be two variants of this car as before, a GT and GT S. Both will likely be powered by the same twin-turbocharged V8, with the S pushing 650bhp.
There is a chance that the model could become a hybrid in a similar fashion to the C63.
This prototype has only just been spotted undergoing winter testing, so we think there’s still some development to go yet. We might get a reveal later in 2022, but realistically the cars will hit the road next year.
The Mercedes-AMG GT will increase in price, but not by too much if it still wants to compete with Porsche’s offerings. The regular GT could cost around £110,000 while a GT S could stretch to £150,000.
There’s every chance that AMG will also launch an AMG GT R and Black Series later in the model’s life.