• The SL’s Cruising Partner, The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT, Has Been Spied Testing For The First Time!

The new AMG GT coupe has been spied winter testing

It’s not been too long since the new SL was revealed, but Mercedes has already decided to continue with developing the new GT coupe. The GT was recently spotted during a winter test at the Arctic Circle. The GT shares a lot of design components with the new SL, so you can expect a lot of design and functional cues to be carried over onto the new GT.

What Will The New AMG GT Be Like?

The SL's Cruising Partner, The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT, Has Been Spied Testing For The First Time!
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When the new SL came out, it was rumored to replace the GT coupe. However, the company’s design chief soon quashed those rumors and confirmed that the GT coupe and the SL roadster will coexist harmoniously.

The SL's Cruising Partner, The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT, Has Been Spied Testing For The First Time!
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Up front, it seems to have a different fascia. Unlike the SL’s grille with the vertical bars, the GT coupe has an egg-crate grille design. Even the headlight setup seems to be different. The yellow prototype had the roof uncovered, but everything else was wrapped in camouflage. You’ll also find the roofline to be different here.

The SL's Cruising Partner, The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT, Has Been Spied Testing For The First Time!
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The new GT coupe will be based on the same 2+2 platform as the SL, but the company has confirmed they’ll serve different purposes. The SL serves as an all-rounder; a car that flips its personality from a cruiser to a race car at the switch of a button. The GT, on the other hand, will serve as more of a sports car or a race car.

The SL's Cruising Partner, The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT, Has Been Spied Testing For The First Time!
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There’s no word on the powertrain specs yet, but it could continue to be powered by the same 4.0-liter, bi-turbo V-8. In the SL, the engine puts out 469 ponies and 516 pound-feet of torque, but here, expect more horses. The current GT coupe puts out 523 horses and 494 pound-feet of torque. The car might have a slight power boost, but we don’t expect a lot. Expect things like adaptive dampers and a limited-slip rear differential to be offered as standard.

The SL's Cruising Partner, The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GT, Has Been Spied Testing For The First Time!
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The new Mercedes-AMG GT is expected to debut sometime in 2023. Check out the gallery below and let us know in the comments section what you think of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT coupe.

Source: Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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