Well, this is not the first time motorsport tech has been tweaked and adapted for road use

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Mercedes-AMG is hard at work applying the finishing touches on the most powerful GT 4-Door Coupe one will be able to buy. The model in question is dubbed the GT 73e, a plug-in hybrid with a huge focus on performance. How huge? Think Formula 1 huge.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT73e Hybrid Exterior Spyshots
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Carmakers operating in the higher echelons of the industry have been harnessing their motorsport presence into making lighter, quicker, and nimbler road-going cars for quite some time. Of course, there is nothing nimble about the AMG-GT 4-Door luxo-barge, but the performance is obviously there. And with the arrival of the AMG-GT 73e, the said performance is getting a serious hike.

A test mule of what looks to be the upcoming AMG-GT 73e has been pictured next to AMG’s W12 Formula 1 race car and the One hypercar.

Coincidence? We think not. This is not the first nor the last time a carmaker puts its racing know-how to good use (i.e., in a road-legal car), however, we still do not know exactly what sort of oomph will the 73e provide.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT73e Hybrid Exterior Spyshots
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Motor1, for example, believes that the Mercedes-AMG GT 73e will get the stalwart twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 aided by a hybrid setup (electric motor or motors + battery pack, most likely) for a total system output of over 800 horsepower.

To put things into context, the AMG One hypercar is being developed as we speak with input from F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton. What’s more, the One is fitted with an F1-derived hybrid powertrain that mixes together a 1.6-liter single-turbo V-6 that revs to 11,000 rpm and four e-motors – two driving the front axle, one mounted to the V-6’s crank, and another one slotted inside the turbocharger.

AMG Is Benchmarking the GT 73e With Its 2021 F1 Car and the Project One!
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It remains to be seen what sort of arrangement AMG had in mind for the GT 73e, but we might see similar approaches being implemented throughout the rest of the Mercedes-AMG range in the following years.

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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