Instead the Mercedes-AMG GT expresses the philosophy through “simplified surfacing and minimal lines” says Wagener, coupled with “technology and craftsmanship”. Sourcing design inspiration from a shark, the AMG-specific face – with the ‘A-wing’ signature – is divided into three parts. Expressive, forward-canted lamps are set over two gaping air intakes on either side of the bumper, flanking a large central mouth above a protruding splitter. At the rear, the rounded glasshouse tapers into the extremely wide shoulder and accentuates the car’s stance, one of Wagener’s favourite features. Horizontal lamps demarcate the GT as being in Mercedes’ coupe family, while the four exhaust outlets typical of AMG find pride of place in the rear bumper, which includes a recess to house the licence plate.