The SLS was the first genuine Mercedes supercar in decades and it was a hit, though not without its flaws. The quest for efficiency has killed the spectacular 6.2-litre V8 that powered it, and the desire to create something a little more manageable than that beast has lead to the creation of the AMG GT.
Smaller and a little lighter, the AMG GT is a sports car rather than a supercar – even if it is still tremendously fast – and uses the 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 already seen in the C63 to great effect. The exterior is all-new as is the cabin and there are two versions, the GT and the GT-S, the latter getting more power, an electronic differential and bigger brakes.
Looks and image
With its gullwing doors and menacing profile the SLS is a hard act to follow, but the AMG GT gives it a...