Mercedes-AMG GT review

From £152,415

The GT offers explosive performance and precision handling. It's expensive to buy and run, but for a select few, it's worth it.

  • Mercedes-AMG GT 2020
  • For: Performance, handling, theatre
  • Against: Expensive, running costs, cramped cabin
  • Verdict: The GT offers explosive performance and precision handling

The Mercedes-AMG GT is more than just a car – it’s a family of performance weapons.

In addition to the ‘standard’ GT, there’s also an Edition 476 special edition, a more potent GT S, an even more hardcore GT C and a track-oriented GT R. You can also add Roadster versions and a four-door GT to the mix.

In all cases, power is sourced from a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which delivers furious acceleration no matter which flavour of GT you opt for.

Predictably, the soundtrack is intoxicating, while the motorsport-derived suspension ensures handling is precise and poised.

The two-door versions are let down by a cramped cabin and a questionable interior layout.

Furthermore, with prices starting from around £100,000, it’s hardly affordable, while the thirsty V8 engine ensures running costs will be steep.

Even so, the negatives are balanced by the sheer lunacy of the things.

KEY INFO

  • Launched: 2014
  • Facelifted: 2017
  • Due for replacement: TBC
  • Warranty: 3 years / unlimited miles
Specs
Model: Mercedes-AMG GT
Prices from: £152,415
Engines: -
Gearboxes: -
Bodystyles: Coupe, roadster, saloon
Trims: -
Euro NCAP: Not tested
Power: -
0-62mph: -
Fuel economy: -
CO2: -
Dimensions (l/w/h, mm): -
Boot capacity: -
Richard is director at Motoring Research. He has been with us since 2001, and has been a motoring journalist even longer. He won the IMCO Motoring Writer of the Future Award in 1996 and the acclaimed Sir William Lyons Award in 1998. Both awards are run by the Guild of Motoring Writers and Richard is currently chairman of the world's largest organisation for automotive media professionals. Richard is also a juror for World Car Awards and the UK juror for the AUTOBEST awards.