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Mercedes Creates Hardcore Model That Could Really Rile Nissan

What's in a name, anyway?

The Mercedes-AMG GT S is a brilliant car but it’s not quite a supercar. Its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine is plenty powerful, sending 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. To Jeremy Clarkson, "more power" is the answer to all automotive problems. It seems Mercedes-AMG has heeded that advice, with Motor Trend (MT) reporting that an even hotter version of the AMG GT S is in the works. MT says it’ll have bigger tires, four-wheel steering, active aero bits and adjustable spool valve shocks.

Now MT doesn’t cite official sources in its report, so take it as a rumor. That being said the outlet expects the new version to hit showrooms in late 2016 as a 2017 model. So, why will Nissan be pissed by this potentially hotter AMG GT S? Well, the hot two-door is said to carry the name AMG GT R. Yeah, that’s the same name as Nissan’s iconic supercar killer that has been around for more than a few years. More GT-Rs are never a bad thing but we can’t imagine Nissan will be happy with this report.

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