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Old 09-09-2014, 06:01 PM
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I suppose being copied is the best form of flattery...

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IMHO there are very few cars out there that can best the 911. I certainly don't think the new Merc will steal much if any market share from Porsche.

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Old 09-09-2014, 06:58 PM
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More than a passing nod to the 991! The raised light tunnels at the front and an almost identically proportioned rear (try covering the bonnet up and looking at the silhouette from the A pillar backwards)
It also reminds me of the [dare i say] Chrysler crossfire?
I actually think it looks good and more purposeful than many other merc sports cars... And no doubt it will growl with the best.... But i wont spend 20 years wanting one...
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:22 PM
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Certainly looks very sharp. We'll have to see the reviews on handling and driving dynamics. Will it be a scalpel like the 911 or just a brute hammer like the C63 that goes like stink but doesn't really handle very well?
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:07 PM
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Looks like a Viper. I don't like cab-rearward design, in general.
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Looks like a stretched BMW Z4.
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Butt ugly. Who cares if its a scalpel or a hammer if it looks like a turd?
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I hate long hooded cars on the track. Cant tell where the front end is. The 911 is particularly good at pointing its nose
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:30 AM
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I definitely think the AMG GT will steal some 911 buyers/owners. The F-Type R already has. In the $100K-$130K price range there was limited options for a 2 seater sports cars. Now there's 2. Both are more distinctive looking (for good or bad) and both sound better (virtual consensus). Overall performance and handling the 911 will still win. But for many buyers the distinctive looks and sound will tip the scale.
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Originally Posted by ipse dixit View Post
Looks like a stretched BMW Z4.
Yes, I agree; however, it will be an absolute cracker of a car, you can be sure of that.

The big issue will be the car's mass; 991S is around 1400kg and this more than anything will determine how the Mercedes drives (other than in a straight line).

I give you Jaquar's new F-Type which makes much of it's wonderful aluminium construction.....yet tips the scales at over 1600kg (the convertible even more). That car has eaten a lot of pies.......
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Originally Posted by onapex View Post
I definitely think the AMG GT will steal some 911 buyers/owners. The F-Type R already has. In the $100K-$130K price range there was limited options for a 2 seater sports cars. Now there's 2. Both are more distinctive looking (for good or bad) and both sound better (virtual consensus). Overall performance and handling the 911 will still win. But for many buyers the distinctive looks and sound will tip the scale.
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The 911 will handle better and be a better price point value (as crazy as that sounds), but it's another choice and even if they sell 5,000 cars, it's still going to take numbers away from PAG. However. Repeat however, competition generally does one thing....the future looks bright!!!
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From this video at least, seems boring --

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Rear view is gorgeous - shows jag how to do it!
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The Porsche enthusiast won't look twice at that car. Wait a minute...yes he will....

First Look: "So that's the new Merc sports car?"

Second LooK: "Man, that sure is UGGLIIILEEEEEEEEEE"
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very nice lines...i'm not sure how any p-car owner can look at this and say "yuck" seeing as how the rear cab of the vehicle borrows significant design cues from the 911...
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:34 AM
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I like the looks of the car....but the press release I read says base price is $122K for the GT and $142K for the GT-S. I realize you can run up the options on a C2S or C4S to those levels, but you can also get into a 911 starting at $84K. The Merc will really be competing more at the Turbo level of pricing and I think it will sell about as many units as the SLS did (which wasn't too many.)
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