This week at Geneva is the big premiere.
Exactly one year ago at Geneva Mercedes-AMG unveiled its stunning four-door GT Concept, and it was pretty darn close to production ready. That was very much on purpose because this week at this year’s Swiss show the real deal will have its debut. Mercedes-AMG has just released a pair of final teaser images of its upcoming Porsche Panamera fighter and, needless to say, we’re stoked. Aside from the previous spy shots we’ve seen, quite a few details about this powerful four-door are already mostly known.
Under its hood will lie the familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that could develop over 600 hp. However, it’s the hybrid variant, set to compete directly against the 671 hp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, that’s particularly exciting. Why? Try an expected 800 hp, or so. However, we still don’t know its official name and we kind of doubt AMG GT Four-Door will be the chosen designation. Then again, we could be wrong. The two-door AMG GT on sale right now is built on its own unique platform, so don't think of this new four-door as simply a stretched version of the coupe. Instead, it's built on a modified version of the platform underpinning the E-Class and new CLS.
In any case, full details, specs and photos are only a couple of days away. Chances are, there were will be a few executives from Porsche making their way over to the Mercedes-AMG stand to check out the new competition for themselves. We’ll also be on hand at Geneva to bring you the fully skinny. Stay tuned.