Thursday June 4, 2020

Mercedes squares up to Porsche

Mercedes-AMG has launched its new GT Roadster, in the process expanding the line-up deeply into Porsche territory, writes Shane O’Donoghue

9th April, 2017
The new Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster really is something special to behold

It’s no exaggeration to say that the Porsche 911 has been the go-to sports car of choice for nigh on five decades. Sure, there have been plenty of other pretenders to the throne, but none at this kind of price level has sold in anywhere near the same numbers.

Mercedes, or specifically its Mercedes-AMG high-performance division, wants to change that, which is why it launched its own alternative in 2014, called simply the AMG...

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