I am not going to talk about the technical details or performance; neither how big or small the motor is, because there are many reviews of this type with many opinions available. I want to only share my own feeling about the car after experience it live. You could see how fascinated and excited I was in my previous post on the topic, I even said that I think it will become a “future legend” or classic, so now after experiencing it live I felt the need to share and provide an update on the previous article.
It is still true that the new "Handcrafted by Racers" AMG GT is a very nice sports car with all it needs to become a bestseller but I do not think anymore that it will become the “next classic” and that because it has, for me, too much commercial aspect. After seeing the first released pictures I was really amazed but seeing it live it removed the fairy tale aspect and probably the image that I created in my head about this car.
So why did I change my view on this? Firstly, because of the impression you get from first seeing it the car on front of you. All of us, especially the ones already excited after seeing the pictures, expect to have a “boom” like experience while having the first live look at it. I was so happy to finally get to see it and when I actually did I was it did not met the high hopes that I had built for it. Don’t get me wrong I was expecting the “prince charming” among cars and found just Mercedes’s next sports car. There are far more attractive models out there and in comparison to them the new AMG GT looks more like a low build 2 door limousine.
While seeing it from the front I missed the aggressive design of a sports car even with the available wideness which makes it look sporty, but that is not enough as I feel that better and bigger headlamps would have helped a lot more in this aspect. On the other hand the GT like side line is still great and it really makes the car very attractive compensating for the front. The back side is also very nice but could be even great with some further adjustments as for example one single or double “slimmer” LED diode back-lights instead of the multiple LED dots. Similar for the front lights would also help but the lamps could be bigger, as mentioned before. One deflector would have been great as well.
About the interior, the 2 sits provide good side support, you sit low but have great visibility on front (what it is a real issue for me in the Audi R8, for example) and can access the command desk easily. On the materials I cannot complain but find that Mercedes should have not borrowed so many items from other models. Two example are: air conditioner vents like in A, B, C Class or the steering wheel.
I guess that this is my own taste in cars so please consider that while reading and try to do your own judgment using your own standards. All in one the car is very attractive the price is competitive in the class and it can be really a good alternative to the existing models. My personal choice: I would first try with a Porsche 911.
Claufficious Car Review Verdict: ★★★★☆
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