Mercedes-AMG GT 73 hybrid coupe prototype spotted on tests

Mercedes-AMG GT 73 hybrid coupe prototype spotted on tests

August 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German automaker is fully testing the plug-in hybrid version of its Mercedes-AMG GT sports four-door coupe. The novelty, which will receive the index GT 73e or GT 73 Plug-In Hybrid, will be presented later this year.

While it remains to be seen if the upcoming plug-in hybrid car will be called the GT 73e or possibly the GT 73 Plug-In Hybrid, all data from our insiders indicate that the new car will offer extreme levels of performance for a car of this size. The recent performance car lap record of the Nürburgring, which was set by the Porsche Panamera, may well be beaten by a novelty from Mercedes.

This particular GT 73 prototype was spotted at the Mercedes-Benz test site near the Nurburgring.

It looks almost the same as the current GT 63 but has some camouflage on the rear bumper. As with other prototypes, the charging port is probably hidden under this camouflage.

The novelty is rumored to use the current 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which will work in conjunction with a rear-mounted electric motor. All this power will be transferred to the all-wheel drive system. It is claimed that the car will develop up to 805 hp. If true, this would give him a significant advantage over the 680 hp Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

The plug-in hybrid powertrain will not only deliver exceptional performance, including an acceleration time to 100 km / h in less than 3 seconds, but the GT 73e will also be able to travel some distance in all-electric mode. Combined with all the luxury of the GT 63 sports coupe, the plug-in hybrid version of the model has all the necessary components to be the best executive car for those seeking the ultimate in performance.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that a tuned Mercedes-AMG S63 convertible was put up for sale. The Mobile website sells a 2016 Mercedes-AMG S63 convertible, which has been finalized by Brabus and Fostla. The corresponding announcement appeared on Sunday, August 23rd.