Mercedes-Benz kept the SLR McLaren around for a solid eight years. The SLS AMG hasn't even been around for five, but already Benz is preparing to roll out its next sports car. We've been anticipating the arrival of the new Mercedes-AMG GT for some time now, but now we've got the exact date of its debut.
This latest video gives us plenty of figures to chew on, from the amount of camouflage sheets used to wrap the prototypes to the temperatures at which they were tested. But the salient detail is that the coupe – which is expected to cost less than its SLS forbearer – will officially be unveiled on September 9.

Expect a public debut to follow at the Paris Motor Show the following month, after which its new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 will be available in two states of tune: 462 horsepower or 510, nestling comfortably in between the V8 and V10 versions of the Audi R8 and just a few steps behind the Porsche 911 GT3 and Turbo.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Months Ago

      Looks like it will be a blast.

      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Months Ago

      Forget the 911 this car is aiming for....the F-type seems to be the car on the pedestal as of right now......

        Joe Liebig
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Eta Carinae

        Uhm, how so? The 911 is better in terms of everything, while the F-type is the bargain. Not sure if Merc wants to play the bargain card though.

        Nick Allain
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Eta Carinae

        Yeah, this seems like more of an F-Type competitor. The F-Type is better looking and Mercedes better be on it's game with the exhaust. This is an interesting showdown. The F-Type V8S Convertible has 495HP @ 92k. The Coupe R has 550HP @ 99k.

      Brodz
      • 3 Months Ago

      It better be good or I won't buy one. (Good thing too as I could never afford one) :-P

      skoobey
      • 3 Months Ago

      Take the perfectly gorgeous SLS. Remove the doors that make it so special. Call it new and revolutionary. Done!

        Hek!
        • 3 Months Ago
        @skoobey

        Man, I remember it was about 50/50 love/hate when the SLS came out. When all is said and done though, the SLS is going to be one very tough act to follow. 

        Nick Allain
        • 3 Months Ago
        @skoobey

        The roadsters weren't gullwings. Gullwings are a party trick anyways.

          skoobey
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Nick Allain

          Yes, they area trick, but only 0,01% of these cars actually meets the track. You only need them to show up at an event. So what is there to upstage the doors?

      Chris
      • 3 Months Ago

      Um, the same day as the iPhone 6? They got a case of the dumbs.

        Hek!
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Chris

        Apple launching the iPhone 6 on the same day as Destiny? They got a case of the dumbs. 

        Completely unrelated products, one won't steal the thunder of the other. 

        Jarda
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Chris
        yh, they pretty much challenged Apple with their iPhone, right? :P
      tman33
      • 3 Months Ago

      Looks similar to the Crossfire MB and Chrysler threw together under all that camouflage!

      johnbravo6
      • 3 Months Ago

      Oooooh... Almost a whole week after the miata. That's gonna be a tough act to follow.

      Jarda
      • 3 Months Ago

      And 6 days after that embargo on media reviews of 2015 Mustang is lifted!

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