of the 2018 Mercedes‑Benz AMG GT. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Eye-popping acceleration
- Adjustable suspension
- Comfortable interior
- Extensive accident avoidance features
- Knockout styling
- Terrible forward visibility
- High center console
- Ride quality borders on stiff
Coupe or new convertible body styles
New 577-hp AMG GT R version available
New front-end styling
Rear-wheel steering newly available
Twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 standard
Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
The two-seat Mercedes-AMG GT is a flagship sports car for the German luxury brand. It competes with high-end sports cars like the Audi R8 and Porsche 911.
A convertible body style joins the coupe for 2018. Power output from the base V-8 engine has increased to 469 horsepower, while the S version now makes 515 hp. A new GT C variant is rated at 550 hp, and the new GT R model makes 577 hp. There's a new Airpanel active aerodynamics system that enhances cooling and reduces drag, Mercedes says. The GT C and GT R have rear-axle steering, which is new to the AMG line.
All models get updated front-end styling with a new grille and are compatible with the AMG Track Pace app. An available Edition 50 model of the GT C is limited to 50 coupes and 50 convertibles in the U.S.
The new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is the racetrack-ready version of the AMG GT lineup. Find out how it performs in the video above.
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