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News The Mercedes-AMG GT is Officially Done

The Mercedes-AMG GT is Officially Done

The new Mercedes-AMG supercar will likely be electrified

  • AMG confirms there will be a successor.

  • The GT was a most successful supercar, more so than its predecessors including the SLS.

We got to drive and review the Mercedes-AMG GT a few times since production began back in 2014. In short, the GT has always impressed with its performance, styling, and noise. But all good things must come to an end, and such is the case with the AMG GT.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

Among the numerous things that made the GT so special was its hand-built bi-turbo 4.0L V8. While nothing is known about the GT’s replacement, there’s a very strong likelihood that it will not get another V8 engine.

It was AMG boss Philipp Schiemer that confirmed to Road & Track that the production of the GT was during a roundtable talk about the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance. The latter’s new plug-in hybrid powertrain is, simply put, mind-boggling.

Should AMG decide to keep internal combustion engines for “regular” AMG cars, it could be that the GT will do without an ICE altogether and skip straight into full electrification.

Schiemer did not volunteer any further details about the next AMG supercar but one’s on the way and that’s all that really matters.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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