Mercedes-Benz has released two preview photos of the upcoming AMG GT set to be fully revealed this fall.
Only two photos have been published and both of them show the interior cabin which will have a two-tone red and black theme on the leather-wrapped seats, dashboard and center console. There’s also a flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel with aluminum inserts, along with a carbon fiber trim and an Alcantara roofliner.
There was one piece of information about the car that was unexpected: Its official name is Mercedes-AMG GT, which is in contrast to the outgoing SLS, whose full name is Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The new nomenclature signifies the status of Daimler’s performance division as a sub-brand in its own right; the name of company co-founder Carl Benz vanishes.
A new AMG high-performance automobile is all set for its world premiere in the autumn of 2014. The Mercedes-AMG GT will thrill sports car fans throughout the world with breath-taking design and supreme agility. Fascinating, dynamic – and versatile into the bargain: the GT is destined for a new segment – turning the dream of the authentic Mercedes-AMG sports car into reality.
“The new Mercedes-AMG GT shows that we will be positioning AMG more vehemently and aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand,” notes Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “The technological substance of the Mercedes-AMG GT underscores our high aspirations with regard to driving dynamics, agility and sportiness. Following the global success of the SLS AMG, the new GT is the second sports car developed fully independently by Mercedes-AMG. An initial exclusive look at the design of the interior shows what is in store for our customers: a GT sports car in its purest form.”
Photos: Daimler AG