Caught in the act. The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé seen in traffic

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A bit over a month has passed since its debut and the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé has already hit the road. Considering the looks, the sporty sedan powered by the 4.0-liter V8 engine has been caught in traffic in the streets of Germany.

The long-awaited Panamera killer was presented last March at the Geneva Motor Show. Standing proud and strong on the platform of the E-Class, the new high-performance creation of the Affalterbach house goes extreme on the outside and inside both.

Nothing of its behavior in traffic though gives hints that the 4.0-liter V8 develops 639 horsepower and 900 Newtonmeters of torque under the hood of the range topper Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+. All the output is delivered towards all wheels via a 9-speed automatic gearbox with torque vectoring, making the car hit a top speed of 316 km/h.

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The car in question standardly features a Drift Mode, that can easily be engaged in the RACE drive program, using the shift paddles and deactivating the ESP, while the transmission is in the manual mode. The switch simply turns the 4-door coupe into a rear-wheel drive vehicle. The AMG GT 63 S also sports the electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle, as part of the Dynamic Plus package. At speeds under 100 km/h, the rear wheels point in the opposite direction to the front wheels via two electric actuator motors, making the car turn with better agility. Above 100 km/h, the system will make the rear wheels point in the same direction as the front wheels.

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé caught by pro spy photographer Walko sports a red livery that highlights its muscular body previewed by the Panamericana vertical slats radiator grille. The candy red silhouette patiently waits for the traffic light to go green, next to a lorry, before flashing its sensual posterior with a tail wing and making its way out of the range of the camera.