- 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.
- Launched: 2014
- Facelifted: 2017
- Due for replacement: TBC
- Warranty: 3 years / unlimited miles