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    Mercedes-Benz looking to replace SLC with mid-engine Porsche 718 rival

    The Mercedes-Benz SLC is not a big seller and BenzBoost can tell you why. It has no balls. It is a chick car. That is fine and dandy but if you want to garner sales from men the car has to perform and not look like a toy for a hairdresser.

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    Past Mercedes SLK models had real AMG versions and not this lame SLC43 faux AMG nonsense which dilutes the AMG brand.

    Imagine if AMG actually gave the SLC an AMG engine in the form of a M177 4.0 liter twin turbo V8. Its entire image suddenly changes. Look at how the Audi TT is received now after the TT-RS editions showed the performance they are capable of.

    Regardless, the SLC is not a big seller and it is easy to see why. Mercedes wants to dump it and produce a mid-engine sports car to rival the Porsche 718. This car would slow in below the AMG GT in the lineup.

    Head of AMG Tobias Moers describes it as such:

    A lot of thought has gone into how Mercedes-AMG can better leverage its success in motorsport, particularly Formula 1 and endurance racing. One idea is a sports car that is relatively attainable financially and ideally suited to track day running. But it is just an idea and not a committed project right now.
    An affordable mid-engine AMG sports car? Sign me up.

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    looks like mercedes just copied porsche cayman and put a mercedes badge on it.... i mean it looks good, but still looks like a copy

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    Looks like an Aston Martin DB mixed with a Cayman mixed with a new NSX.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gaspam Click here to enlarge
    looks like mercedes just copied porsche cayman and put a mercedes badge on it.... i mean it looks good, but still looks like a copy
    The rendering means nothing. It isn't by Mercedes.
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    Ummm...yes!

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    I know Mercedes can and should give it more HP and Torque than the wimpy Cayman but can it build it at 3000 lbs. probably not even close. Mercedes could no doubt build a better Cayman but all their cars seem to weigh at least 4000lbs.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 12 TURBO Click here to enlarge
    I know Mercedes can and should give it more HP and Torque than the wimpy Cayman but can it build it at 3000 lbs. probably not even close. Mercedes could no doubt build a better Cayman but all their cars seem to weigh at least 4000lbs.
    The Cayman is spectacular to drive due to its balance. It isn't a muscle car.

    AMG definitely prefers muscle but this potentially could do a Cayman impersonation with a larger motor. Don't expect a V8 though.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The Cayman is spectacular to drive due to its balance. It isn't a muscle car.

    AMG definitely prefers muscle but this potentially could do a Cayman impersonation with a larger motor. Don't expect a V8 though.
    I agree and I wouldn't expect a V8 but a 6 cylinder 3 liter turbo would be nice.

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