“At the first beginning when we bring [the GT concept] to the market, the electric engine is not first and foremost but beyond 2020, it will be an absolute need for us,” Moers said. “You have more efficient cars, you have a range or electrified driving and you have more power.” While this is the head of AMG making these claims, we can expect such changes to be enacted across the industry. Automakers have proven that the V8 is no longer a necessity thanks to the turbocharger, but for those that want it, it will have to come with some strings attached. Even so, don’t expect larger V8 engines, like the 6.2-liter V8 from AMGs of old
, to be revived due to hybridization.