The new Mercedes-AMG GT filmed during testing on the circuit

The regulations regarding emissions are getting stricter, the Mercedes-AMG division is clearly not abandoning its eight-cylinder, at least in some categories. The next-generation GT coupe will, like its related roadster in the SL 55 and 63 roadster versions, have a twin-turbo 4-liter unit with an output of almost 600 hp.

Since the new SL on the same platform is more of a comfortable grand tourer, the GT will probably focus even more on sporty driving characteristics.

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The current Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

Ahead of the official unveiling in the coming months, we can see the second-generation AMG GT at the Nürburgring.

It looks like at least one of the prototypes captured in the CarSpyMedia video had rear-wheel steering. This isn’t too surprising as the outgoing AMG GT Coupe also has this feature and we’ve also seen it in the new SL.

Unofficial information talks about fully variable all-wheel drive, a nine-speed automatic transmission and mild-hybrid technology. Despite the switch to a different platform, the weight distribution is unlikely to differ dramatically from the 47:53 ratio of the current coupe.

The new Mercedes-AMG SL is here. It has four seats, an eight-cylinder engine and a canvas roof

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The overall style should match the SL coupe, the familiar theme will continue inside the cabin. However, the roadster’s classy cabin is likely to get more carbon fiber and sporty touches to better suit the GT’s status as a track-focused machine.

The biggest change compared to its predecessor may be the as yet unconfirmed 2+2 seating arrangement, while the current car only comes with two seats. The new generation should be released in 2023 exclusively as a coupe, the roadster position is now occupied by the SL model mentioned several times.

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