The successor to the absolutely brilliant SLS AMG has been kept a hush-hush matter thus far. The SLC/C190 has been spotted testing on multiple occasions and locations including the Nurburgring. The car has been kept heavily under covers and has been spotted cold weather testing at the arctic circle. Although no one knows what the car will look like, it has been confirmed that it will not have the SLS gull-wing and will feature regular doors.
The car will go by the name SLC AMG/AMG GT, is expected to be unveiled in early 2015 or at this year’s Formula 1 German Grand Prix which will take place on July 20th 2014 at Hockenheim. Designed to battle Porsche’s flagship the 911, the AMG GT will be a stylish sports car with a long hood and an active rear spoiler.
The model also has a dual exhaust system and slender tail-lights. There has been no official confirmation on the engine options. but the car could use a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 that produces approximately 550 Bhp. This should enable the model to be relatively quick as the AMG GT is expected to weigh in at roughly 1,550 kilograms.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG revived the iconic SL, with its gull-wing doors. The car was jaw dropping with its perfect modern/retro styling, the low growl of the V8 under the long hood and even the advertisement where Micheal Schumacher literally did a loop in a tunnel.
The SLS AMG was the first sports-car made entirely by AMG and has now come to an end with the SLS AMG GT Final Edition. Only 350 units of this car will be produced including the coupes and roadsters that will be powered by the same 6.3-litre V8 that has 583 Bhp of power.
The Mercedes AMG GT is slightly more compact that the SLS and will take on cars like Audi’s R8, Lamborghini’s Gallardo replacement i.e. the Huracan and Porsche’s iconic 911. It may even face heat from the Americans, who have improved on the Dodge Viper and Chevrolet Corvette, although both cars will be considerably cheaper than the Mercedes.