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performance. In short, it is ‘Hot and Cool’. Convex surfaces as well as the puristic, flat shapes with reduced beading and edges emphasize its dynamic, powerful forward thrust. Its steeply sloping roof line, its low-slung side windows and tapered sidewalls emphasize the power of the vehicle. Carbon-fiber insets on the further refined jet wing in the front apron, on the roof and on the side skirts reinforce this impression. The wide rear of the vehicle assimilates the iconic design language and features extremely narrow taillights, an elegantly crafted spoiler on the tailgate, a distinctive underbody diffuser made of carbon fiber and the centrally positioned tailpipe reminiscent of the Mercedes-AMG GT R. An absolute sports car. Last but not least, the very suggestive wheels in a refined spoke design are a highlight of the Mercedes- AMG GT Concept, as the high-performance compound brake is visible behind the subtly outlined rims. The bronze-colored brake calipers ultimately give the final indication of sport and performance: They bear the words “AMG Carbon Ceramic”. Not just a hint but an unapologetic announcement. For all its visionary design, the new Mercedes-AMG GT Concept is also an explicit statement from a technological point of view. With its combination of a modern V8 and a powerful supplemental electric motor, the vehicle heralds a vision of alternative drive concepts at Mercedes-AMG. “This performance hybrid drivetrain,” says Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, “offers a compelling electric operating range and the possibility to generate a total output of up to 600 kW in its final expansion stage.” Or to put it another way: from 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds. That is on par with pure super sports cars. A Beautiful View For all intents and purposes, Gran Turismo vehicles are designed to be sporty two-seaters that are more comfortable than pure sports cars, especially on longer journeys. Distinguishing features? A long hood, a low and aerodynamic greenhouse, and a surfeit of power. On account of its styling, the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Concept showcar is clearly recognizable as a member of the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car family. It captivates through its muscular proportions, distinctive and powerful exterior design as well as heavily flared rear wheel arches. The front of the vehicle, with its typical AMG design elements such as the Panamericana grille with vertical crossbars and the prominently styled side air openings near the bumper, conveys power. At the same time, the closable radiator blinds, called AIRPANEL, in the central and side air inlets underscore its aerodynamic efficiency. The “eyes” of this feline predator are designed to be a unique feature. For the first time ever, Mercedes-AMG is using a future-oriented daytime running light with “nano active fibre technology” — a very bright lighting system in a freely styled light cable. Even the indicator light is integrated along the top edge. With its extremely fast pulse sequence, the flashing indicator is yet another advancement. Two bar-style lights illuminate the road directly in front of the vehicle. Together with the large LED headlight they create the driving beam. A gold, sail-shaped clasp and a red AMG logo round out the attention to detail in terms of illumination — cutting edge technology individualized with elements in gunmetal gray and brushed aluminum. The showcar represents ‘Sensual Purity’ and embodies the symbiosis of emotion and technical Mercedes-AMG GT Concept Performance hybrid drivetrain Total output of up to 600 kW Acceleration times under 3 seconds The four-door AMG GT is a preview of the extended sports car family Muscular proportions, large dimensions and clean surfaces Advanced AMG GT features “nano active fibre technology” for daytime running lights and taillights 23


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