Mercedes-AMG GT 73e Spied Blasting Around The Nurburgring

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Watch out, Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Mercedes-AMG is gearing up to unleash some of its most fearsome models yet. Among these are the S63e and S73e, the high-performance versions of the S-Class. Making use of typically brawny AMG V8s bolstered by electric motors, they will be stupendously powerful. But another model to wear the '73e' badge is the upcoming AMG GT 73e. Teased earlier this year alongside the AMG One hypercar, it should be a wickedly quick machine. As is often the case with performance cars like this one, the AMG GT 73e is being honed at the Nurburgring and has just been caught in a new teaser video and wearing minimal camouflage.

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Unfortunately, the video doesn't give us the chance to hear the exhaust note clearly, although there's a definite V8 rumble at play if you listen closely. What's clear is that the four-door GT is a real looker with its large wheels, Panamericana grille, and those quad-exit square tailpipes. These are the typical flourishes we have come to expect for a full-fat AMG, of course. Compared with the existing GT 63 S, the GT 73e will be significantly more powerful. Mercedes-AMG has already confirmed a new hybrid powertrain dubbed E Performance which, when paired with the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 from the AMG GT 63 S, will produce 804 horsepower. The GT 63 S already generates 630 hp and takes just 3.1 seconds to hit 60 mph, so with more power, there's no telling how fast the 73e might be.

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Considering the performance of the GT 63 S, we expect the GT 73e to possibly dip below the magic three-second mark from 0-60. All of that power will, of course, be managed by the company's 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system. When it arrives, the GT 73e should give the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and BMW M8 Gran Coupe a lot to think about. None of these rivals are as powerful as Merc's new challenger. At least for now, hybrid AMGs will represent something of a transition period for Mercedes as the combustion engine is living on borrowed time. Already, the brand's fully electric EQ models are getting the AMG treatment so enjoy the rumble of that V8 while you still can.

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