The Mercedes-Benz C190 AMG GT will have a rear hatch design - Spyphotos
So you know Mercedes-Benz and AMG are building a sports car to take on the Porsche 911
, right? You know this car will slot in below where the SLS AMG currently is positioned in the lineup which is also set to end production
, right? You know the car will feature a twin turbo 4.0 liter motor internally designated the M178 which is testing with an output up to 590 horsepower
, right? Well now you also know the car will feature a rear hatchback tail lift design diverging from the traditional trunk seen in the SLS AMG.
Why Mercedes-Benz decided on such a design is unclear but it is very similar to the rear hatch of the C7 Corvette. Mercedes is using a lightweight aluminum frame so it is possible that by utilizing a sloping rear roof and hatch they maintain a high degree of structural rigidity. Regardless, the AMG GT will have a look all its own and it will not just be a smaller SLS.
Enjoy the pictures below and yes those appear to be very large carbon ceramic rotors on the car.