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Mercedes Flashes a Peek Inside Its Next AMG Sports Car

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On: Fri, May 2, 2014 at 4:06PM | By: Chris Weiss

Mercedes Flashes a Peek Inside Its Next AMG Sports Car

The Mercedes SLS AMG has never felt long in the tooth, looking as good now as it did when it was introduced in 2009. However, Mercedes has already released the SLS AMG GT Final Edition, marking the end of its gullwing supercar. On the bright side, it's already begun teasing a new AMG high-performance sports car, which will debut later this year.

From Mercedes' press release, we get the idea that the new AMG sports car, called simply the Mercedes-AMG GT, will be every bit as exciting as the last one. It promises that the GT will "thrill sports car fans throughout the world with breathtaking design and supreme agility."

If that's not enough, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers expands, "The new Mercedes-AMG GT shows that we will be positioning AMG more vehemently and aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand. The technological substance of the Mercedes-AMG GT underscores our high aspirations with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. Following the global success of the SLS AMG, the new GT is the second sports car developed fully independently by Mercedes-AMG. An initial exclusive look at the design of the interior shows what is in store for our customers: a GT sports car in its purest form."

Outside of hinting that the engine will be a V8, as in the SLS AMG, Mercedes hasn't released any specs yet, nor has it said whether the gullwing doors will make the trip over from the SLS. What it has provided is a couple of photos of the interior. Just like the press release that they accompany, the photos show that the new sports car means business. We see a luxurious red-and-black leather interior with an embossed AMG badge and shiny black and metal accents. There's a wide central touchscreen display and an AMG DRIVE UNIT stack within fingers' length. It's here that Mercedes alludes to the power plant, arranging the eight controls in a V-like shape.

As Mercedes describes it, the interior is meant to expand upon the brand's aviation theme. The wide, thin dashboard creates the impression of a wing. The design of the vents contributes to the look.

Mercedes says that it will introduce the GT this fall. The Paris Motor Show seems like the most likely fall venue for such a release.

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