In 2014 Mercedes-Benz unveiled the AMG GT roadster, replacing the SLS supercar. The AMG GT was smaller, faster, and more performance-oriented than the SLS supercar, creating a dedicated fanbase for super coupe lovers who have particularly high standards of taste.
There are nine options for the AMG GT. Although the GT Coupe is most affordable of all, it does not fall below a six-figure MSRP. The GT S Coupe, GT C Coupe Edition 50 and GT R are all available.
The GT Coupe sells for $119,000.50. But the GT Black Series is a more expensive option. It costs an astounding $326,000.050. The difference between the trims comes down to the output of the hand-built engine—horsepower figures grow as you go up the range.
As with all models from the German automaker’s higher end, the cabin of the AMG GT plays in a league of its own. In pure AMG style, the driving position is as low as possible while your feet go way forward—just like in a racing cockpit. A high-rise transmission tunnel allows both driver and passenger to comfortably and separately sit on the sides of the cabin. Modernity and high-tech are evident everywhere you look in the interior design.
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The transmission joystick is located in the center console. On each side, there are four buttons that resemble a V8 engine’s layout. A small navigation screen sits above four AC vents, providing access to Mercedes’ intuitive and quick responding infotainment system.
Mercedes-Benz’s configurator is able to create endless combinations of upholstery, carbon or wood trims, and even the Stealth Black treatment. The AMG GT’s midlife update brought with it a modified V8 engine that delivers a lot more performance, starting at the base trim.
Eight pistons can produce maximum 516 horsepower, 495 pound-feet torque and a maximum of 2,100 RPM. With the throttle held down, the roadster will go from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. GT R trim will reduce that time by 0.2% and reach 198 mph.
No matter what mode of driving, the car still sounds good. The V8 exhaust can be addictive if the rev counter is kept at the 3,000 mark and activated sports exhaust. The AMG GT sounds powerful, aggressive, and ready to fight. All trims have the driver positioned above the rear axle with plenty of car in front.
It is very difficult to park the AMG GT coupe or roadster because of its long hood. The AMG GT coupe/roadster is very easy to drive around the city after you become used to the shape.
GT C or GT R trims shine on harder corners. Performance trims have a wider track and more powerful tires that allow them to be stable and precise even when they are driving close the grip limit. The 730-horsepower GT R, with its active aero system as well as track-oriented tires is the fastest AMG GT bunch. No matter what power output the AMG GT has, the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 is strong and responsive to throttle inputs.
It makes a loud and aggressive noise when you crank up the rev counter. The twin-clutch transmission is also responsive. The AMG GT is a true class act, and puts a lot of pressure on even the most raciest Porsche 911s. Modern turbocharged engines can sound blissful. The body is powerful and dominant, while the interior features the Mercedes-Benz luxury finishes.