AMG Rumored to be Developing 918 Fighter

AMG Rumored to be Developing 918 Fighter

Now that the MercedesAMG GT is heading to production, what does the company have next on its plate?

While the German automaker won’t outright say it, rumor has it that AMG is mulling over the idea of building a model that will compete with the Porsche 918 Spyder and other high-end exotics such as the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. In a recent interview with MotorTrend, AMG CEO Tobias Moers said, “We want to be seen by the public on the same level as the other sports car maker in Germany,” when asked if AMG is working on a 918 competitor.

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It seem as if the revival of the Maybach nameplate has allowed the AMG sub-brand to focus on sports car performance over luxury with Moers saying that AMG will focus on making “race car technology street-legal.”

A new halo sports car from AMG isn’t likely to show up any time soon, but don’t be surprised if a prototype is spied testing on the Nurburgring in a few years. For now, the brand is focusing on the new GT model that will likely get more variants in the coming years as AMG looks to follow the formula of the Porsche 911.

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[Source: Motor Trend]

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