The next-generation Mercedes-AMG GT two-door coupe appears to have broken cover early.
Instagram user liucunyi_starandcar shared what appears to be a screen grab of the new GT, revealing an evolution of the current car’s long-bonnet, short-deck styling.
With prototypes having been spied during 2022, a reveal is therefore expected sometime this year.
While spy photos have already revealed the new GT’s familiar proportions, this leaked image gives us a better look at its detailing.
Design changes here have also been evolutionary. There’s still a large Panamericana grille with vertical chrome bars, as well as swept-back headlights. The fender vents appear slimmer than before.
The overall look is a bit more rounded-off than the outgoing car, as with other recent Mercedes products, but there are still muscular shoulders and tight overhangs.
With the latest SL having been developed by AMG, the new GT will serve as a coupe counterpart and will share its Modular Sports Architecture (MSA) underpinnings.
We can therefore expect to see the SL’s powertrains make their way into the closed-roof GT, though it’s unclear whether the GT will retain the SL’s rear seats.
A plug-in hybrid version of the new GT two-door has already been spied testing, distinguished by its circular (instead of squared-off) exhaust outlets and telltale charge outlet door at the rear.
The SL range currently opens with the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder SL 43, which features a 48V mild-hybrid system and produces 280kW of power and 480Nm of torque.
Above it sit the twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8-powered SL 55 4Matic+ and SL 63 4Matic+, with the former producing 350kW and 700Nm and the latter producing 430kW and 800Nm.
Plug-in hybrid variants may wear the SL 53 and SL 63 E Performance nameplates.
The GT 63 S E Performance will likely use the 4.0-litre twin-turbo plug-in hybrid V8 powertrain from the 63 S E Performance variant of the unrelated Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, which has total system outputs of 620kW and 1400Nm.
The less powerful GT 53, in contrast, could use a version of the turbocharged 2.0-litre plug-in hybrid powertrain seen in the new C63 S E Performance.
In the C63, this produces total outputs of 500kW and 1020Nm.