PistonHeads Expert Opinion
You might think of the Mercedes-AMG GT as Merc’s answer to the Porsche 911, but it’s got a character all its own. The long bonnet, cab over the rear wheels and tiny rear overhang give it a cartoonish muscle car vibe that’s very much in tune with AMG’s hot-rod roots.
Underneath that surging nose, you’ll find a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with the turbos nestled in the V of the cylinder banks – meaning they run hotter, an advantage in terms of both power and efficiency.
And power is not something that’s in short supply. The GT is available in various flavours, from the basic ‘GT’ model with 476hp to the wings-and-cage GT R Pro, a 585hp rival to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. There is even a Black Series version with a flat-plane crank, a whopping 730hp and an even more whopping £330k price tag from new.
An update in 2019 brought fully digital instruments plus new lights and restyled bumpers to align it with the Porsche Panamera-chasing AMG GT 4-door, but whichever version of the GT you go for, you’ll find it a satisfyingly meaty and surprisingly agile sports car.