2017 AMG GT New Car Test Drive
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S is a supercar designed to challenge the Porsche 911 and does so convincingly. The new AMG GT even resembles the 911, especially in the rear, which looks like a straight lift from the iconic Porsche.
The 2016 AMG GT is similar to the 2010-2015 SLS AMG in some ways, but there are many differences. Normal doors are used on the new AMG GT, replacing the gullwing doors on the SLS AMG.
The new AMG GT is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. It boasts 503 horsepower, which is less than what was delivered by the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 in the SLS AMG, but the turbochargers in the new 4.0-liter help it deliver its strong torque, peaking at 479 pound-feet, across a wider power band.
A revised structure, shorter, more rigid than before gives the new AMG GT the most impressive handling in AMG history, and that's saying a lot. The Mercedes-Benz gets traditional hydraulic steering, giving it brilliant road feel. We think it rivals that of the current 991 Porsche 911.
For 2016, AMG GT S, the top-performing model, is the only choice, though several packages are available.