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14 Jul 2014

Supercar fans world over were saddened to find that the last Mercedes SLS AMG rolled off the production line a few weeks ago, but the blow has been more than softened by the reveal of the SLS’s successor – the AMG GT.

Featuring the same long nose, short tail styling as the SLS but with virtually every straight line removed and an update to the current AMG design language, the GT looks, in our eyes at least, absolutely fantastic. The front end with the bulbous headlights, wide grille and large air intakes could look awkward, but with the smoothly bulging wings, domed roof and pert tail the design gels incredibly well. There are normal doors to save weight over the SLS’s gullwing items, while at the rear the curved tail gets a set of rear lights much like those on the new S-Class Coupe. It’s certainly a striking design, we can’t wait to see one on the road.

But as this is a true AMG it isn’t all about looks – the AMG GT has power to spare. There will be two versions available, the GT and the GT-S. Both get a new 4.0 litre twin turbo V8 engine, producing 456 bhp and 442 lb/ft in the GT, while the GT-S gets 503 bhp and 479 lb/ft. One of the big criticisms of the SLS was the weight, which has been addressed with the GT weighing 1540 kg and the GT-S 30 kg more. This means the performance puts it straight into supercar territory – 0-62 mph takes 4.0 seconds with a top speed of 189 mph in the GT, while the GT-S manages 3.8 seconds and 193 respectively.

The GT is set to cost around £95,000 when it goes on sale in early 2015, with the GT-S around £110,000. This puts the new AMG against the Porsche 911 Turbo, Aston Martin DB9, Bentley Continental GT V8, Jaguar F-Type Coupe R and a few others in that price bracket, but AMG claim that the GT will be a raw, focussed supercar, not a Grand Tourer as the name would suggest.