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Old 02-20-2015, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Ray S View Post
Personally, I don't see the GT as a classic design that's going to stand the test of time (say 50+ years). If I was going to make a switch from the 911, I'd be far more interested in the new F-type
Really? I think the GT is much more timeless than the F-Type. The F-Type is fussier and is going to date faster.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:20 PM
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Optional rear spoiler. It looks like something you'd buy for a civic at Pep Boys.....



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Old 02-25-2015, 06:34 PM
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Optional rear spoiler. It looks like something you'd buy for a civic at Pep Boys.....
To be clear, it's not optional. It's offered as a standard feature on the Edition 1, and *only* on the Edition 1. You can't get an Edition 1 without it, you can't get a regular AMG GT / GT S with it.

Presumably when the AMG GT Black Series comes out, it'll have a meaner looking wing (just like the SLS AMG Black Series had a pretty mean looking wing).
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:05 AM
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Different strokes for different folks.

I think an AMG GT is great for the 911. More options, more competition, best of the best. Look at the American Muscle car war and what it has brought out. We have a 700+hp Challenger that includes a rocket ship sedan now. A 650+hp Mustang (new GT350R also) and two awesome Camaro variants. That competition create those cars. This is good for Porsche.

Love the F-Type R Coupe. It is GORGEOUS.

AMG-GT is reserved but I like what it's going with. 911 definitely seems more useable.

Great time to be in this segment! Viper, GT-R, Corvette, 911, F-Type, R8, AMG-GT Lots of great cars.

Lastly, LOL at M-B just recently being a sports-car company. Also, whining about their ads with the dreaming kid. Porsche did that 10 years ago and it was brilliant. Whoever said that, stop drinking the haterade. That is reaching....... far.
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Old 02-26-2015, 05:49 AM
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Porsche's may have been brilliant, but MB's is straight desperate and corny in execution, not to mention yet another example of copying Porsche and hanging onto their cajones. Porsche have always had more biting and focused ads. MB ads these days are very mass consumerism cheese. Like Automotive equivalent to what you'd expect from a Walmart commercial or something.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:45 AM
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Like any business segment, the greater the competition the better the overall business becomes. Competition is good even if it misses the mark somewhat it will still attract buyers and make noise. Top brand competition even more so. Everybody gets better.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
Porsche's may have been brilliant, but MB's is straight desperate and corny in execution, not to mention yet another example of copying Porsche and hanging onto their cajones. Porsche have always had more biting and focused ads. MB ads these days are very mass consumerism cheese. Like Automotive equivalent to what you'd expect from a Walmart commercial or something.
Who cares if the ads copy Porsche or are similar or even inferior. You know what the sincerest for of flattery is....
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Penn4S View Post
Like any business segment, the greater the competition the better the overall business becomes. Competition is good even if it misses the mark somewhat it will still attract buyers and make noise. Top brand competition even more so. Everybody gets better.
This.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:50 PM
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This is definitely different strokes for different folks.

If I was in the market for a grand tourer/daily driver, I would be hard pressed not to look in to the AMG GT S.

I has fantastic power and emotion and all the bells and whistles that you expect from Mercedes.

However, it's not raw enough for me and it's more of a GT than a true sports car. That's why I have a GT3 on order and not the AMG GT S Edition 1. But, if I had to choose between a Carrera S or AMG GT S, I think I'd go with an AMG GT S.

If you're interested, I have my review of the AMG GT S when I drove it on the track and street here:
http://mbworld.org/forums/amg-gt-gts...-amg-gt-s.html
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:08 PM
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Not a fan of the car, but this GT3 version looks ALOT better!

http://www.worldcarfans.com/11502278...ially-unveiled
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by STG991 View Post
Not a fan of the car, but this GT3 version looks ALOT better! http://www.worldcarfans.com/11502278...ially-unveiled
How convenient to call it "GT3". I know, I know, it's for the race, but considering every other derivative element of this car....

Get off of Porsche's nutts, MB.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
How convenient to call it "GT3". I know, I know, it's for the race, but considering every other derivative element of this car....

Get off of Porsche's nutts, MB.
Not really...

Porsche is the only company that calls their road cars GT3 after the racing league (or GT4). Everyone else names their GT3 race cars GT3, and their road cars something different.

SLS AMG Black Series vs. SLS AMG GT3
911 GT3 / GT3 RS vs. GT3 Cup Car / 911 RSR
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by K-A View Post
How convenient to call it "GT3". I know, I know, it's for the race, but considering every other derivative element of this car....

Get off of Porsche's nutts, MB.
You're really reaching now....
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:37 AM
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Don't get all the hate, I think that GT looks and sounds dope! The GT3 will definitely be a monster. AMG has a totally different approach and feel to their cars. I don't think many 911 fans will make a switch, the competition lies with the folks who are agnostic to the brand and just want a fast, expensive car, and who maybe like attention a bit more. But boy does AMG build great engines!
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:59 PM
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Agree, I think it's a rather sharp looking car. As iconic a shape as the 911? No, but still an attractive car in its own right. In my opinion, of course.
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