Mercedes-AMG GT - best sports cars
Front-engined, rear-drive coupe is a stern challenger for the 911
The stunning Mercedes-AMG GT is the firm's flagship sports car. It's been developed entirely in-house by AMG, yet despite having a silhouette inspired by its predecessor, the SLS AMG, it’s not a direct replacement. Instead the AMG GT is a smaller and less expensive GT, and it has the Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type R, Aston Martin Vantage and Audi R8 in its sights.
Power comes from the brand's twin turbo 4.0-litre V8 that is also starting to appear elsewhere in the latest generation of AMG models. Here it drives the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, while the GT is offered with three power outputs - 456bhp in the GT, 503bhp in the GT S and 577bhp in the GT R. There's also a GT C Roadster available, too.