AMG’s junior supercar went on sale in the UK recently having received rave reviews. If you want one (and you should) you’ll have to wait about a year, unless you’re impatient and snap up one of the three that are currently listed on Autotrader.
But if you are prepared to wait, how should you spec it up?
Obviously, you’ve got to have the 510bhp Mercedes-AMG GT S, which does 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 193mph. Blue looks good on anything, so brighter-it-looks Brilliant Blue it is.
The big 19/20-inch 10-spoke forged wheels are rather sexy and black wheels work well with blue bodywork. Inside we’ve got Exclusive Nappa leather, brown on the seats, doorcards, centre console and dash, black everywhere else. Matt black carbonfibre trim finishes off the interior.
The Premium Package (front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, panoramic roof, upgraded Burmester stereo, keyless entry and go, illuminated door sills) is a no-brainer. And blind-spot warning is always helpful, which comes with lane keeping assist as well.
And that’s pretty much it. If you’re going to do a lot of trackdays with it, you’ll probably want the carbon ceramic brakes and AMG Dynamic Plus pack (active engine mounts, fancy steering wheel). But they add over five grand, so we’ll pass.
Here’s how it breaks down: Mercedes-AMG GT S, £109,160; Brilliant Blue paint, £945; black 19/20″ AMG 10-spoke wheels, £1,895; Exclusive Nappa leather, £2,295; matt black carbonfibre trim, £2,995; Premium Package, £4,195; blind-spot assist/lane keeping assist, £995. Total: £125,565 inc. VAT. Or £130,270 if you really want the ceramics and active engine mounts. Considering a standard 911 Turbo is over £120,000, that seems pretty reasonable.
By Only Motors