2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Review

Introduction

Mercedes-AMG is like a car company in its own right such are its sales, and the GT sports car heads its hugely impressive range. Unlike all its other models, the GT is not a hot-rodded ‘Benz, as it is a unique two-door sports car. It’s very much AMG’s take on the sports car genre, so expect lots of boisterous turbocharged V8 power mated to a rear-driven chassis. That might lack the outright sophistication of some of its rivals, but promises, and delivers, huge entertainment. The range is made up of the entry-level GT and the more powerful, better-equipped GT S. Mercedes-AMG also added a Roadster to the line-up for 2017, while there’s a 911 GT3/GT3 RS rivalling GT R coupe too, which ups the intensity in pursuit of Nürburgring record breaking lap times; something it does pretty well.

 

Body Style: Sports car          Seats: 2         MRP from £98,745-£142,365 

 

Did you know? The range-topping GT R has a traction control switch with no less than nine levels of control.  

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (7.6/10)

The glorious looking and sounding range-topping sports car from Mercedes-AMG might trail some rivals for outright accuracy and ride comfort on UK roads, but the AMG GT’s huge breadth of talent shouldn’t be overlooked or underestimated. The biturbo V8 engine that powers the GT it is central to its appeal, giving thunderous voice as well as sometimes shocking perform...