The Stuttgart manufacturer has also dropped the Benz part of its name for the model that will replace the SLS as the brand's hero car. The move is undoubtedly designed to create a stronger tie with the Mercedes AMG Formula One team name that also eschews the surname of co-founder Karl Benz.
The official images of the new Mercedes-AMG GT show a sporty but luxurious interior dominated by a floating centre console design and sumptuous red leather.
Mercedes claims the new AMG GT – designed to go head-to-head with the Porsche 911 – will appeal to a wide range of buyers and transform the dream of AMG supercar ownership into an achievable reality. Mercedes Benz also claims the aviation-inspired interior shows the AMG GT "embodies emotion and sensuality like no other sports car".
The dashboard is wide and deep, with four central vents sitting prominently between driver and passenger and directly in front of the sat-nav screen. Individual vents sit at each extreme edge of the dashboard. The floating centre console houses the controls for the AMG Drive Unit, which are arranged like the eight cylinders in a conventional V8 engine, hinting at the power beneath the long bonnet up front.
High quality trim and materials combine to deliver a cabin that looks as good as it should be comfortable for both front seat occupants. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT has been tipped to make a July debut at the German Grand Prix ahead of its anticipated Australian release in early 2015.