While visually attractive, this SLR design has virtually zero chances of becoming a real car

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was, if you wish, an example of fusion (car) food done right. A stint between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren, the SLR had one paramount task - two, in fact.

On one hand, it had to pay proper respect to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, while on the other, it had to generate F1 race car-level thrills on public road even for the noob driver. For that, it packed a 617-horsepower supercharged V-8 and an all-carbon fiber chassis, among other delicacies.

Maybe the AMG GT’s Successor Should Look Like This

This Mercedes SLR-AMG Concept Rendering Is What the Next-Gen AMG GT Should Be Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Naturally, a successor for the SLR, as unlikely as it is, has gargantuan shoes to fill. Visually, this fan-made concept does just that. Mechanically, we’ll most likely never know.

As you now, the outgoing Mercedes-AMG GT is a spiritual successor of the AMG SLS.

The SLR hasn’t been given a continuation model yet and it’s hard to believe that’s going to happen - like, ever - so Georgi Bozhkov’s rendering could serve as a design exercise for an upcoming AMG GT replacement.

This Mercedes SLR-AMG Concept Rendering Is What the Next-Gen AMG GT Should Be Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Of course, there is word that Mercedes-AMG is working on a replacement for its 911 rival. At the same time, we must admit that Georgi’s design study looks pretty good and doable with the AMG GT’s curvy lines and wheels.

Another reason why it could, theoretically, be the GT’s replacement other than the overall styling similarities has to do with a tiny but significant little detail: the exhausts don’t come out from behind the front wheels like in the SLR, but are rather traditionally positioned in the rear.

This Mercedes SLR-AMG Concept Rendering Is What the Next-Gen AMG GT Should Be Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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And speaking of the second-generation AMG GT, there are reports such as Autocar’s that claim the new-generation sports car is due to hit the market in 2021 with a hybrid powertrain built around a V-8 mill.

So until Mercedes-AMG comes forward with official word, we’ll let our imagination fly courtesy of Georgi’s renders.

2005 Mercedes SLR McLaren specifications
Engine 5.4 L (5,439 cc) supercharged M155 SLR V8
Output 617 HP
Torque 575 LB-FT
Transmission 5 speed automatic
0 to 60 mph 3.4 seconds
Top Speed 208 mph

Source: Georgi Bozhkov via Behance

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 More
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