Mercedes’ answer to the Porsche 911 is the AMG GT and so its no surprise to learn that the Autobahn busting supercar is set to cost a suspiciously similar amount to the Stuttgart stable of road warriors, for UK buyers at least.
And Mercedes seems to have borrowed a few ideas from Porsche by adding too many unnecessary models, admittedly there are only three but we reckon that’s way too much. OK so here we go, the entry level AMG GT will set you back £97k.
Confusingly the entry level model won’t be available until Q3 2015, so you can only opt either for the GT S or GT S Edition 1 if you want something before then. For the moment they will cost £110k and £122k respectively, the latter two will be available in April 2015, although the order books are open for all right now at UK a Mercedes Benz dealer’s near you.
So what do you get for your hard earned money, street cred is one envy is another, the top spec AMG GT Edition 1 will get you get a fixed rear wing, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloys, a carbon roof and an interior that is distinguished by a leather-suede finish and red contrast stitching. And lets not forget a nifty steering wheel, Black Diamond textured finish and AMG performance seats.
Of course the options menu is where Mercedes is expecting the digital cash register to overflow, the AMG Dynamic Plus Package will cost £1,795, this pricey option enhances the steering refinement at low and high speeds.
For those who need a daily dose of McDonald’s, potential AMG GT owners can avoid car park dings by adding the Premium Pack which includes Keyless-go, Burmaster sound system, mirror package, panoramic sunroof and reversing camera. Unsurprisingly it comes at a premium price, £4k.
If you want better more responsive brakes then you can upgrade to carbon-ceramic composites all round for £6k. We’ll just wait for the Liberty Walk version.
The AMG GT is powered by a 4.0-litre, bi-turbo V8 which is tuned and uprated for each model derivative. The entry level GT produces 462bhp and 600Nm of torque. The GT S and GT S Edition 1 feature tuned versions which produce 510bhp and 650Nm of torque. Expect performance figures to be ferocious.