The Mercedes-AMG GT is the new kid on the block. A replacement for the iconic SLS, the GT is the modern interpretation of that gullwinged exotic from Stuttgart. With a starting price significantly lower than the SLS, it’s now positioned directly in competition with a number of models in the Porsche 911 range.

While the GT retains the brilliant and sometimes alarming AMG exhaust note, that delectable noise is now produced by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 instead of the legendary, normally aspirated 6.2 and, unlike the SLS, the seven-speed dual clutch box is now on par with some of the better transmissions in the segment.

On the other hand, the Porsche 911 is the iconic, go-so sports car in this segment. If you’re looking for something quick, responsive, and has real day-to-day usability, a 911 is a no-brainer.

When two made-in-Stuttgart sports cars with the letters G, T, and S in their names showed up for testing, there was no choice but to take them out for a good old head-to-head comparison test.

Published on Nov 26, 2015