AMG could be planning Porsche 918 Spyder competitor?

A fourth hybrid to add to the mix?

Mercedes-Benz is clearly taking AMG very seriously. The recently launched AMG GT is an extremely important car for the brand, designed to take on the Porsche 911's rulership of the mid-tier sportscar market.

Until now, AMG boss Tobias Moers has been insistant that any sort of Porsche 918 Spyder was strictly off the cards. That however has now changed.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

Speaking to Motor Trend at the Detroit Auto Show, Moers explained that "We want to be seen by the public on the same level as the other sports car maker in Germany."

Moers clearly hasn't confirmed anything, but it's also a definite hint at the fact that Mercedes-Benz may be considering a true hypercar for AMG.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

That would be no bad thing, evo is a huge fan of the latest SLS Black Series and was seriously impressed by the AMG GT.

Read: AMG GT review

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/best-buys/202007/best-sports-cars-2020
Best Buys

Best sports cars 2020

If you value driving thrills but can't stretch to the price of a true supercar, a sports car could be the ideal middle ground
29 Nov 2019
Visit/jaguar/f-type/22839/2020-jaguar-f-type-revealed
Jaguar F-Type

2020 Jaguar F-type revealed 

An updated Jaguar F-type has been revealed with a consolidated engine range and new front end
2 Dec 2019
Visit/auctions/201922/ultra-exclusive-mclaren-senna-gtr-stars-in-rm-sothebys-abu-dhabi-sale

RM Sotheby's Abu Dhabi auction highlights

Yet another RM Sotheby’s auction is on the horizon, and we’ve picked out the top lots 
29 Nov 2019
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019