The AMG boss, Tobias Moers, reveals AMG plans, which include more AMG-GT versions, but not a successor of the SLR.
AMG head Tobias Moers is not in favour of producing small series of hypersport cars. Moers explains that the replacement of the SLR hypersport car with the cheaper SLS and then again, with the even much cheaper AMG GT, was not a mistake.
In an interview for www.caradvice.com.au, Moers stated that, to a true player in the sports car market, you need to prove yourself in the volume segments, revealing that there will be other versions of the new Mercedes AMG-GT.
For the moment, the AMG-GT is available in the GT base version and the GT S. According to our informations, above the GT S, Mercedes will offer a Black Series model. Such a top model also exists also in the SLS range and the new 4,0 litre V8 bi-turbo has enough power reserves.
Also, a roadster version is in discussion.
Moers confirm: “there are more versions to come out of the GT portfolio, but no more hypercars”.
“When it comes to build the brand … you have to prove you are capable of having the expertise to do a real sports car. You have to step into the traditional sports car segment, because that gets you the awareness, everybody gets the knowledge about it. This was the decision to get the GT in that segment. We want to have a car in the traditional sports car segment, that’s more approachable.”
But in the same time, Moers denied the return of a successor for the SLR. “It’s not helpful to have a hundred hypercars done in a year and nobody sees them on the road. It’s very important to see your brand on the road.”
For this reason, Moers explains, “it was the right direction for us to step down”.