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by Tim Beissmann

After 32 months of road testing and an almost equally lengthy drip-feed campaign, the Mercedes-AMG GT will make its international debut in Affalterbach, Germany, on September 9.

The confirmation comes in the latest teaser video for the German manufacturer’s new-generation sports car, which is set to reach Australian showrooms around the second quarter of 2015.

The 70-second clip, dubbed ‘Development without Compromise’, focuses on the Mercedes-AMG GT’s engineering journey, showing some of its 50 test drivers pushing its limits in temperatures ranging from -30 to 50 degrees Celsius across 15 different countries.

There’s also plenty of rear-wheel tyre squealing created by the GT’s new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, which the video says will be offered with outputs from 340kW to 375kW – the former powering the entry GT variant, the latter reserved for the hotter ‘GT S’ flagship.

A video released in June revealed the new powerplant would produce up to 375kW of power at 6250rpm and up to 650Nm of torque.

Mercedes-AMG GT outside shops

Mercedes has already given us a good look at the GT, releasing a gallery of official teaser images of a prototype camouflaged with fluorescent green and black tiger stripes prowling through the urban jungle.

The Mercedes-AMG GT will be smaller, lighter and significantly more affordable than the circa-$470,000 SLS AMG, with pricing tipped to align it more closely with the $200,000-plus Porsche 911.




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