The Mercedes Beast of 2017
The Coolest Mercedes You’ll See this Year
If you hadn’t yet heard of or seen the Mercedes-AMG GT S, you should go look at some of the preview images of it floating around the net and then get back to me. Now that we’re all familiar, let’s remember that it’s a Mercedes and not a Jaguar or Porsche.
This monster is an outlier from Mercedes typical brand line, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. It sports a whopping from the factory 193 MPH speed limit, zooms from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds, and the ground hugging center of gravity will ensure you fly down the road and feel the G forces of every wild turn. With a price tag hanging just a bit above $130,000, it’s no cheap ride – but certainly a good pickup for any sports car enthusiast.
Now considering few of us in the states can get away with maxing out that amazing top speed, and likely will never get a good chance to race it, it might be best to invest on overhauling your current Mercedes with a new top of the line Engine and reworking your suspension to get that low to the ground racer feel. You’ll thank me later when you’re not burning a gallon of gas every 18 miles.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S is not the car many expect from the tri-star folks. Far from the opulent S-Class and tot-toting GLS S.U.V., the two-passenger GT S clearly says “let’s race.” It’s speaking directly, and confidently, to the Audi R8 and Porsche 911.
“Something wicked this way comes — in yellow,” said an observer, gazing at the Mercedes simmering along the roadside. Indeed, this machine — replacing the longer gullwing SLS — cuts a seductive and menacing figure. The AMG Solarbeam paint on the test model I drove does look suitably wicked. I salute those extroverted souls who choose it over white or silver.
This is not an automobile for the masses, given prices that begin at $132,125. But that’s a bargain of sorts considering it is about 70 grand less than the asking price on the less-sophisticated SLS it replaces. Continue Reading