Mercedes-Benz invented the supercar in 1955. That year, the German automaker introduced a road-going version of its two-seat 300 SL race car that had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1952. Famous for its gullwing doors, the 300 SL became an instant classic and perfect examples cost more than $1,000,000 today. It’s the car that secured Mercedes' performance image around the world and created a tradition of super-fast, incredibly capable machines adorned with its three-pointed star. Others over the decades have included the V12-powered CLK GTR, the supercharged SLR, the gull-winged AMG SLS and the 2018 AMG GT.
With as much as 577 horsepower, a top speed over 200 mph and a six-figure price tag, the sexy AMG GT lives up to that legacy. It’s a bona fide two-seat supercar, but it’s also luxurious and comfortable enough to be driven every day. Let's take a closer look at this instant classic.