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Mercedes SLS AMG Replacement is Gonna Be a Looker

One of its main designers claims we won't be disappointed.

Mercedes-Benz will soon end production of the SLS AMG. But before anyone has time to grieve, a replacement will arrive that’ll supposedly make things all better. That car, as of now, will be called the AMG GT, a direct rival to the likes of the Porsche 911. And if you thought the SLS AMG is a thing of beauty, then get ready for what Mercedes design boss, Gorden Wagener, is claiming to be "the most beautiful car that (he) and (his) team have ever worked on."

Wagener was also in charge of styling for both the SLS AMG as well as the CLS Shooting Brake, so he's a pretty good judge. Like the SLS coupe and roadster, the new two-seater will feature a long hood and wide stance. Expect to also see full LED headlights and a wide, single-bar front grille. Wagener continued saying that he believes the car "will truly live with the most beautiful Mercedes cars in history. It’s all clean lines, very sculptural. When you see it, you’ll see that so many of the panels are totally unbroken." Power will come from a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with about 480 hp. Expect an official debut this summer.

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