Vijay Pattni20 May 2014

First teaser video for Merc’s AMG GT

New 911-fighter is nearly here, and there’s a hint of its twin-turbo V8 NOISE

This is the best glimpse yet at Mercedes' upcoming 911-rival. It's the new AMG GT, and it is coming your way very soon.

By very soon of course, we mean before the year is out. To begin ramping up your interest, Mercedes has now released the first teaser video.

If you listen very carefully, you'll catch a few baritone notes of the AMG GT's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8; all unmistakably AMG, you'll agree. We expect the car to produce somewhere in the region of 500bhp.

Of course, when we spoke to AMG chief Tobias Moers earlier this year, he told us that despite AMG's love of natural aspiration, "the new V8 in the new sportscar will have excellent throttle response. Everybody will be happy."

It should also look pretty dandy too, because Gordon Wagener, Merc's chief designer, told us so. "The AMG GT will be the most beautiful car my team and me have ever designed." That's high praise indeed.

Inside, the AMG GT gets some cool elements, such as a centre console shaped like a NACA air duct, and the control buttons for the engine arranged on either side of this console like the cylinders in a V8.

So, have a look at the pictures above, and then watch the teaser video below - reckon the AMG GT's got the minerals to take the fight to the Porsche 911?

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