AMG GT S versus 911 Turbo
When it comes to comparing Porsche 911 with other models general rule of thumb dictates that you simply can't compare it to any other sports car because of its uniqueness in design and engine placement.
But then things are boring when you don't compare cars, especially when Mercedes-AMG launches a model specifically to rival against the 911. So here they are, two model with complete opposite placements of engines (check out the drivetrain comparison):
Mercedes-AMG GT S is powered by 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which is placed behind the front axle and produces 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Porsche 911 Turbo, on the other hand, has its 3.8-liter 6-cylinder bi-turbo engine - which produces 540 horsepower (580 hp for Turbo S) - placed behind the rear axle.Shapes of the two supercars are incomparable, although rear-end designs resemble some similarities in their tail-light styling. Interior of the 911 Turbo looks humble, as it's meant to be, compared to the AMG GT S, which has a rather futuristic interior design.
So is the AMG GT S comparable to the 911 Turbo? Apparently not yet, as it has to get some more muscle to be able to beat 911 Turbo's 3.0 second 0 to 60 mph sprint time. Mercedes-AMG GT S reaches 60 mph from standstill in 3.7 seconds, which is more of a 911 GTS territory. Porsche 911 Turbo is priced from $159,200 in the US, which is around $30k over AMG GT S' starting price.
Verdict: until a more powerful version of the Mercedes-AMG GT S comes out, compare it to a Porsche 911 GTS, which is a better fit for the competition, both price- and performance-wise.