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Daimler is preparing to launch its new performance flagship, the Mercedes-AMG GT. Succeeding and slotting below the current SLS AMG, the new GT is anticipated to take aim squarely at the Porsche 911. The German automaker gave us a pretty clear picture of what the interior will look like last month, and we've seen spy shots of the car testing (see below), but has now returned with a teaser video and micro-site previewing the upcoming new Benz halo.

Neither video nor micro-site give us much to go on, except to say, "This is what you get when a company unleashes its creative and engineering forces to combine the absolute best of all it has done into a single, monumental, unwavering engineering achievement." Which, when it comes down to it, is really saying quite a lot coming from an automaker like Mercedes-Benz and its power-craven AMG performance division. Follow the link to the microsite and watch the 50-second video below.

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      let the games begin!
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is very exciting. I love the short life cycles for sports cars at AMG. Of course the 2016 R8 will be a worthy rival, but Audi made the mistake of letting the original R8 languish on the market for far too long without an update.
      • 1 Year Ago
      BMW better get the Z4 replacement up to speed fast. No more secretary specials...
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        This is very, very different from the Z4. Mercedes has the SLK to compete with the Z4 (and the Z4 actually stole the SLK's bodystyle of a folding hardtop roadster). This model will compete with the 911, R8, V8 Vantage, GTR, F-Type R, and upcoming NSX, McLaren P13, and Maserati Alfieri--much further upmarket and much more sports-focused than the Z4. BMW technically has a competitor in this segment already--the i8. But you really have to be a BMW/hybrid loyalist to choose an i8 over all of the current and future vehicles in this highly competitive segment.