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The Mercedes AMG GT Concept is an 805-horsepower four-door land missile

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Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

This is the Mercedes AMG GT Concept. It’s a four-door version of the AMG GT sports car, and Mercedes-AMG says it’s a preview of a real car it’ll release down the road. And damn, does it look good.

Unlike the current AMG GT lineup which is focused on gasoline-fired power only, the GT concept offers a hybrid powertrain inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Formula One cars. Total system output, from the electric motor and the 4-liter twin-turbo V8, is 805 horsepower. AMG calls it EQ Power+ (also a name borrowed from the F1 car), branding that will be applied to all performance hybrids from the company going forward.

With a 0–60 time of less than three seconds, a big luggage compartment, and a comfortable interior, the AMG GT is a roomy four-door beauty with performance — at least in a straight line — rivaling today’s top supercars.

It can be driven in an electric-only mode (range not disclosed), or its electric motor can be used as a booster to make the GT Concept even quicker. The battery is charged while the vehicle is driven, just like in Formula One, to ensure maximum performance is available at all times. Again like in F1, battery charging occurs during braking or from the combustion engine if charge drops too far.

I’ll withhold judgement on the performance specs until the thing becomes a reality — until then, I’ll just admire the GT Concept and think about how it would look in my garage.