This Is The Audi R8 Rival Mercedes-AMG Needs To Make

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Would you be happy if Mercedes-AMG put this sleek supercar into production?

With over 700 horsepower on tap and advanced aero, the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is a phenomenal track weapon. But what if Mercedes-AMG built a mid-engine supercar to rival the Audi R8? Digital artist Rain Prisk imagines it would look something like this. Prisk hasn't provided a name for his creation, but we would love to see it enter production.

The hypothetical mid-engine Mercedes-AMG supercar incorporates elements of the performance division's current design language such as a grille inspired by the twin-blade design seen on models such as the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35.

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However, the general design looks unlike any other model in the current AMG lineup, with its sleek proportions, sharp design lines and ultra-thin LED headlights. It's painted in a stylish blue finish with contrasting yellow accents applied to the front splitter and side skirts. Prisk hasn't said what could power his creation, but it appears to have a combustion engine. The performance division's most powerful road car is currently the new GT Black Series, which is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 pumping out 711 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Since the mid-engine supercar is aimed at the Audi R8, we imagine it would have around 550-600 hp.

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While Mercedes-AMG hasn't shown any desire to build an Audi R8-rivaling mid-engine supercar, the performance division is currently developing the F1-inspired AMG One hybrid hypercar that will take on the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Development of the AMG One is still ongoing, but deliveries are expected to finally begin in 2021 after the car's extensive track testing program has concluded. Combined with four electric motors, the AMG One's turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 sourced from an F1 car will produce more than 1,000 hp and rev up to 11,000 rpm. Only 275 examples are being produced, each costing an eye-watering $2.7 million.

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