Report: Mercedes-Benz hints at a Porsche 918 Spyder competitor

MotorTrend recently spoke with Mercedes-AMG’s boss, Tobias Moers, who hinted at the possibility of a Porsche 918 Spyder competitor from the Stuttgart brand.

Speaking at the Detroit Auto Show last week, Moers said that AMG’s plan is “to be seen by the public on the same level as other sports cars makers in Germany,” which means including the adaptation of racing technology for street use.

Of course, Moers kept his cards close, but rumors have begun floating around about a new Mercedes-AMG branded supercar with all-wheel drive, a more potent version of Mercedes’ new 4.0L twin-turbo V8, and an estimated power rating of around 400hp. However, that’s not all as the Porsche 918 Spyder is also a hybrid.

That means Mercedes should meet the 918’s every move, including the use of several electric motors and technology lifted from the SLS AMG Electric Drive. The estimated result, when paired to that aforementioned V8, should be around 1,000bhp.

Source: MotorTrend

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