The launch of Porsche 911-rivalling Mercedes-AMG GT continues to be drawn out, now that Mercedes has released website for the car featuring a video and this very dark photo. Set to be revealed this fall, the automaker says the model will be ‘what you get when driving performance is more than just a phrase’. The video goes on to say ‘This is what you get’ when a company unleashes its engineering and creative forces to combine the absolute best of all it has done into a single, monumental, unwavering engineering achievement.
Here’ what we already know: it will be given a convoluted name, as we found last month in New York. We also found out, it will have an interior, based on the images we also saw last month. The Mercedes-AMG GT microsite that just went live doesn’t get much more explicit. There’s a high resolution teaser photo front and center, and we weren’t able to extract much info from the shadows.
More tantalizing but vague information is scheduled to appear on the site over the coming months. A segment titled “Dynamics” is set to go live in June, followed by “Performance” in July and “Design” in August. And speaking of design, the GT shares its short-deck/long-hood proportions with the gullwinged SLS AMG, but the supposed Porsche 911-fighter appears to be smaller — and its doors get traditional front hinges.
A short, fast-paced film clip also fails to show much of the car, but it does seem to suggest its strengths as a close-quarters handler, designed and engineered for providing a “daily sports driving experience,” in the words of Mercedes-AMG.
We do wish that Mercedes-AMG would just get it over with and pull the wraps off the GT sooner rather than later, but meanwhile, check out that dedicated microsite and stay tuned for updates.