When people think of sports cars, Mercedes-Benz probably isn’t the first automaker that comes to mind. With the upcoming release of the Mercedes AMG GT, that may be about to change.
The new AMG GT effectively replaces the SLS AMG, whose gullwing doors harkened back to the iconic 300 SL. The AMG GT has conventional doors, which is a bummer from a design standpoint, but it also saves weight, which any driver will appreciate once he’s behind the wheel. The GT also has two turbos, which are positioned to react quickly. The base model of the AMG GT has 456 horsepower and a top speed of 189 miles per hour, while the AMG GT S has 503 hp and can do 193 mph.
This is a serious car, whose sights are clearly set on eating into the Porsche 911 and Jaguar F-Type’s market share. And neither of those companies have emblems that look as good on a gold chain.
The AMG GT S will debut in the U.S. next spring with the base model coming the following year. Price details are not available yet, although Bloomberg says will it cost approximately 100,000 Euros for the base model in Europe, which would equal $129,000 USD.
Watch the Mercedes-AMG GT in action: