Mercedes-AMG GT (C 190) 2014

It looks like Mercedes-AMG has confirmed that it has no plans to produce a hypercar similar to that of a Ferrari LaFerrari or a Porsche 918. Not at least in its foreseeable future, said AMG boss, Tobias Moers.

In a recent interview with Autoblog, Moers went as far to say that, “unfortunately, if we find we should do something like that, there’s no engineering capacity (for AMG) to do that in the near future.”

The Affalterbach-based company has been making significantly positive strides lately, with strong demand globally for its high-performance models ranging from the compact AMG A 45s to the flag-bearing AMG GTs. So much so that the company even announced that it would be increasing the production of its V12 engines due to popular demand.

However, the prospect of a hypercar such as the LaFerrari doesn’t make good business sense to the AMG boss at the moment, who says that it has other priorities to focus on. Even the idea of a direct replacement for the SLS supercar has been washed out.

Only just unleashing its high-performance version of the facelifted SL-Class, it appears that AMG is predominantly focused on developing its next-generation E 63. “We’re really busy with the next-generation E-Class (W213), which will be the biggest step we’ve ever made from one generation E-Class to the next one, regarding driving dynamics,” Moers told Autoblog.

Thus far, we can only tell you that the next-gen E 63 will exchange its current 5.5 litre V8 biturbo engine for the brand’s new 4.0 litre V8 biturbo, which has been reported to deliver up to 600 hp – a little over the current E 63’s 585 hp. The engine is also featured in the new C 63 and AMG GT.

Speaking of the GT, an expansion of the model’s family is also on the cards, with a road-going GT3 prototype spied several times before. The coming range-topping GT3 is said to be inspired by the full-blown AMG GT3 racer that was unveiled earlier this year.

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