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The red and atramentous autogenous befits the antic intentions of the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe. / Staff Photo by Mark Kennedy
The red and atramentous autogenous befits the sporting…
Driving a Mercedes-AMG GT Auto is a little like about accession at assignment in a affair hat — you’d bigger be accessible to acknowledgment questions.
For a six-figure sum Mercedes-Benz will be blessed to accumulation you with an AMG GT Auto that will change your life. Instantly, you will acquisition yourself to be the centermost of attention.
Strangers will alarm out:
* Model: Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe
* Exterior color: Iridium Silver
* Autogenous color: Red and Black
* Engine: 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8
* Horsepower: 456
* Transmission: Seven-speed automatic
* Fuel economy: 21 mpg combined
* Local Dealer: Mercedes-Benz at Continued of Chattanooga, 6039 International Drive
* Price (as tested): Abject $115,900
“Is that absolutely a Mercedes?”
You can watch bodies on the sidewalk circle 180 degrees as you canyon by in this gorgeous, two-seat sports car.
The Mercedes-AMG GT auto is one of the sexiest cars on the road. / Staff Photo by Mark Kennedy
The Mercedes-AMG GT auto is one of the…
The alone car I’ve anytime apprenticed that got this abounding looks was a Jaguar F-Type. In my mind, the board is still out on which one of the two — the M-B or the Jag — is the best eye-catching. Meanwhile, the Porsche 911 is no best the absence sports car for drivers with means.
But the AMG GT Auto is additionally added than aloof a appealing face, it’s additionally a full-on sports car able of a 0-60 mph time of beneath than four seconds. Built by the achievement analysis of Mercedes-Benz the AMG GT Auto is the change of the Mercedes-Benz SLS.
Both light-weight and powerful, the AMG GT Auto appearance a swept architecture with an improbably continued awning and aback berth that telegraphs speed. Side badges advertise that the AMG GT Auto is powered by a twin-turbocharged V-8 agent that makes at atomic 456 application — sometimes added depending on the tuning.
WHAT IS IT?
A two-seat sports car with achievement chops that competes with the brand of the Porsche 911. New for 2019 is a four-door version.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
At base, the AMG GT Auto starts at $115,900 and goes up — sometimes abundantly — from there.
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WHAT WE LIKED
The head-turning styling, the air-conditioned red and atramentous hand-stitched upholstery, the glottal exhaust, and the bottomless ability of the twin-turbo engine. The AMG GT Auto additionally handles like a dream, attributable to its superb weight administration and light-weight (514 pound) subframe.
It’s not absolutely a flaw, but if you are old and brittle, like me, you ability accept a little agitation accepting in and out of such a low-slung automobile. A band-aid would be to aloof alive central the coupe, as it costs about as abundant as a amateur home.
Let’s aloof say the AMG GT Auto had no agitation aggressive the W Road. The 14-inch disc brakes fabricated advancing bottomward the abundance feel safe and secure, too. The AMG GT has active approach settings that ambit from Comfort to Sport-plus. In Comfort approach it’s a amazing artery cruiser.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe’s basal band is its basal line. Either you can allow it or you can’t. If you can address the check, it’s a aces ride. If you can’t, you can at atomic tip your hat to the Mercedes-AMG aggregation who birthed this arresting beast.
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