New 4-door sports car for Mercedes GT line
Street legal, 4-door and Mercedes GT, which one do you think doesn't fit? Well, apparently, all of them do as photos of the Mercedes-AMG GT4, the street-legal cousin of the Mercedes-AMD GT4 custom race car, are already circulating the internet.
Don't be fooled by the name. The AMD GT4 is based on the E-class sedan and its MRA longitudinal-engine and rear-wheel-drive architecture. It's not exactly just a souped-up, sports car version of the E63 either. Everything about the AMD GT 4-door is unique including the vertical-bar grille and the active trunk lid-spoiler, which automatically adjusts depending on the speed of the vehicle. And yes, you're going to be driving fast; the optional V-8 models ensure that speed is never an issue with this street-legal speedster.
In terms of overall looks, you wouldn't be faulted for thinking that the GT4 looks a lot like the GT R. Both cars feature a very similar profile. However, what separates the GT4 apart from the GT R is that it has more aggressive front and rear ends. It also has a modified rear wing and is expected to look slightly different once it goes on display and hits the road sometime in 2018.
Speaking of hitting the road, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4 supercar will receive plenty of modifications once it hits the market. This includes various measures to reduce the weight of the GT4 and make it faster, which includes using a Perspex acrylic glass rear window to cut down on the car's overall weight. Mercedes-AMD also reportedly plans to put the GT R's 858-hp V8 under the proverbial hood. If that is true, then it might just end up being more potent than its more racing-oriented twin, albeit only by 75 hp.
Mind you, Mercedes-AMG isn't just stopping with their all-new 4-door sports car. They plan on adding even more to their Mercedes GT line, specifically a four-door coupé rumored to be unveiled soon.