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The Next-Generation Mercedes-AMG GT Could Be a Hybrid

Getting Some Electric Power? 

The Mercedes-AMG GT next generation is probably coming in 2021, but already some juicy details are slipping out about the vehicle. According to Autocar, the company is working on a new version right now and well along into development. The next car could apparently have a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. 

The publication says the car will likely get a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with mild-hybrid technology. Insiders told Autocar that the car will push 650 hp and have an electric boosting capability. The car will also receive a healthy boost in torque from the electric motor. Torque power numbers are unknown, but you can expect something around 700 lb-ft. 

Mercedes won’t stop with a fancy hybrid system, though. The company will also make sure it pushes all that power from the powertrain to all the wheels. This will include some handy torque-vectoring system. The all-wheel-drive system should improve traction and make the car much faster around a racetrack. Mercedes might have even thought of it all because there will reportedly be a drift mode on the car, too. 

All this information comes before the company has even released the GT Black Series is available. Of course, Mercedes hasn’t confirmed any of this just yet.