Our Take on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
All the bonkers performance of a Porsche 911, wrapped in sheet metal that’s twice as sexy and delivered to a glorious grin-inducing soundtrack.
Versus the competition:
The AMG GT slots in between the pure sporting intent of a Porsche 911 and the luxurious, grand touring comfort and style of a Maserati GranTurismo. It can keep up with the Porsche on the street and track, but it makes a totally different statement when pulling up to a country club valet.
Two-seat sports cars are vanishing from automakers’ lineups with increasing frequency as buyers gravitate toward chunky SUVs, but there remains a niche buyer who values the style, performance and exclusivity of an expensive grand touring car. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT is one of those cars, with its polarizing styling, tight cabin, severely limited cargo space and compromised outward visibility. But anyone in the market for a car like this ranks those issues at the bottom of their priority list. What the AMG GT has in spades is style, performance, presence — and the ability to put an earsplitting grin on the most stoic of faces on the dreariest rainy day.
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