Mercedes-AMG GT 73e caught testing at the Nurburgring

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The Mercedes-AMG GT 73e is out on the Nurbrurgring again. The future series production model is looking as if ready to show its face to the world. It also seems ready to break a speed record at the Green Hell.

Mercedes-AMG is working on the company’s future top of the range. And it will stay there until the sports ca maker will reveal its Formula One-inspired hypercar, the ONE. For the moment though, the Germans are delaying that one due to emissions and technical issues.

CarSpyMedia caught the Mercedes-AMG GT 73e firing around the Nurburgring. The model wears a thin layer of camouflage at the front end and rear. Other than that, everything is out in the open. The driver pushes the car to its limits, clips the apexes and hunts the best trace in order to get the best figures.

Mercedes-AMG GT 73e (1)

The model is also going to get some respect in the high-performance sedans segment, as Mercedes-AMG accounts it with an impressive power.

There is no official information yet concerning this one. But so far we know for sure that it will get the company’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Mercedes-AMG is integrating the power unit into a performance hybrid system, that also comes with a rear-mounted electric motor. That system should deliver in excess of 800 horsepower and a peak torque of around 1,000 Newton meters. For the moment, the peak output stops at 630 horsepower in the GT 63 S model.

Mercedes-AMG GT 73e (4)

It may be less potent than its future hybrid sibling. But it is still a beast. Last year, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S claimed a lap record in the luxury class for a four-door series production model. It circled the Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 23.009 seconds.

The future Mercedes-AMG GT 73e should be capable of eclipsing the GT 63 S.  The model should accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds. But that remains to be seen when the almost-undisguised prototype caught at the Nurburgring will turn into a series production model.

 

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