BMW Mercedes-Benz SLC Spy Shots - tight front three-quarter view

Spy photographers clicked off a few images of the newest member of the AMG clan in training. We've already heard Mercedes-Benz is planning a new sports coupe positioned just under the SLS AMG. Designed to take on the Porsche 911, the model will be smaller than its older brother in every way, but it may differ in one other important aspect as well. While the SLS AMG is known for the model's iconic gullwing doors, the SLC hardtop may actually get its wings clipped, bowing with traditional pillar-mounted hinges instead. A convertible model is expected to follow suit sometime later.

Under the hood, buyers will most likely find a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 good for undisclosed horsepower, though an entry model V6 version may find its way to the option sheet as well. While this bruiser was spotted testing at an AMG facility, the bodywork we see here shouldn't be taken as an indication of what the final model will look like, as our shooters report it's merely using a shortened cut-and-shut SLS shell.