The AMG GT is Here to Stay, CEO Says

At least two generations with 7-8 year lifecycle ahead.

Asthe buzz revolving the debut of the stunning Mercedes-AMG GT refuses to die, it may betime to tell the haters to just get used to it. Because, according to AMG CEOTobias Moers, this new model is about to become a permanent member of the Mercedes-AMG's lineup, and isn't about to go away anytime soon. Moers told Motoring that the AMG GT will have a seven to eight yearlifecycle, and stick around for at least two generations. If anything, expectto see more of the car, as additional variants, like a Black Series and convertible, gradually appear.

Moers also said the model could eventually be equipped with all-wheeldrive, but there no plans for that at the moment. "Technically-wiseeverything is possible, but there is no plan in that platform," he toldMotoring. Moers also refuses to accept the Porsche 911 as the AMG GT's solerival: "We are now in a traditional sports car segment and I know who isthe masterpiece so far there. But the competitive set has increased there. Wehave a Jaguar there [F-Type], we have an Audi R8, the P13 [McLaren] is comingsooner or later in that segment. It is all about competition."

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