Mercedes-AMG will reveal the next-generation version of its GT two-door coupe at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance car show in California, which runs from August 17 to 20.

The second-generation Mercedes-AMG GT two-door coupe has been captured a number of times already, including at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed crashing into a grass embankment. A photo of it also leaked earlier this year.

Design changes have 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 previous-generation car, as with other recent Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but there are still muscular shoulders and short 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.

Some of the SL’s powertrains, therefore, could make their way into the closed-roof GT, though it’s unclear whether the GT will retain the SL’s rear seats.

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/700Nm and the latter producing 430kW/800Nm.

A number of plug-in hybrid GT prototypes have been spied as well. They may wear the 53 and 63 S 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 unrelated AMG GT 63 S E Performance four-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 C 63 S E Performance which has total system outputs of 500kW and 1020Nm.

Beyond the reveal of the second-generation AMG GT two-door coupe, Mercedes-Benz will also show off a special-edition version of the AMG SL roadster. It’s unclear what this will be exactly at this stage.

The German carmaker will also show off a number of its current models and recent concept cars at Pebble Beach.

MORE: Everything Mercedes-AMG GT

Jack Quick

Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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