As a follow-up to the positively stellar Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG is a bit less ambitious in terms of power output, sheer exoticism, and price. However, regarding technology and overall performance potential, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S is just as impressive as anything to ever wear the AMG nameplate.
With that said, the move down market finds the AMG GT S eye to eye with a number of extraordinarily capable competitors. Porsche’s evergreen 911 is newly revised for the 2016 model year, so are Audi’s R8 and Acura’s NSX. Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06 and Jaguar’s F-Type R are both right in there too in terms of performance potential, and can be had for less money.