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Mercedes-AMG GT - best sports cars

Front-engined, rear-drive coupe is a stern challenger for the 911

Mercedes-AMG GT S 2015 - cornering

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.

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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.

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Best sports cars 2018

  1. 1. McLaren 570S
  2. 2. Mazda MX-5
  3. 3. Porsche 911 Carrera S
  4. 4. BMW M2
  5. 5. Fiat 124 Spider
  6. 6. Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe
  7. 7. Porsche Cayman/Boxster
  8. 8. Mercedes-AMG GT
  9. 9. Jaguar F-Type
  10. 10. Nissan GT-R
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