字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント . From a distance this coupe looks to be a Porsche or Jaguar. It is not. Obviously. The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S is, if you couldn't tell, a rapid transit system built for two. Long of hood and heritage design, it replaces the gull-winged SLS that had less tech and cost some 70 grand more. Making the GT S a bargain, I suppose. If you have a spare $131,000 lying around you can buy a base model GT S. As tested, this one is $171,000. You're in that far might as well finance the rest) Those extras include fade free carbon ceramic brakes, all kinds of carbon fiber trim and structural bits, plus an upgraded interior package that looks for all the world to be from Lord Vader's TIE fighter. I doubt he's a yellow guy though. Skip the Solarbeam paint to save nearly 10 grand. Mercedes is gunning for Porsche 911 and Audi R8 though they have engines in back. This 4-liter 8-cylinder has two turbos nestled in the V. Martin, who hand assembled it, would explain the lack of a traditional oil pan allowed engineers to drop the engine 2 inches for a lower center of gravity. Isn't the sound of 503 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque lovely? It's variable. Drive modes tailor performance, "race" being a bit much for grocery getting. Engine mounts are computer controlled for less vibration. Using the shifter? It's a little bit of a reach back, a bit awkward. The rear-mounted 7-speed dual-clutch transmission delivers this sturm und drang to the back wheels. The driveshaft is carbon fiber. Mercedes claims 0-60 sprints happen in 3.7 seconds Seems like they're being conservative. Oh, look how fast I'm going... Only track time can reveal this cars lofty performance, it cruises without drama at double the speed limit. Don't ask me how I know. Certainly I didn't test the top speed claim of 193 miles an hour. GT S does not use trendy electric power steering. It's hydraulic and it's awesome. One thing you'll notice right away, the steering is incredible direct, without being squirrelly. The faster it goes, the more capable GT S seems to become. Aerodynamics deploy automatically at speeds over 75 miles an hour. I think I'm going to keep that down. I don't need to attract any more attention to myself... Gas mileage? Well it's awful of course. But if that's your concern this is clearly not your car. You can probably tell from the level of my voice, this is not as quiet as an S Class. It's not as cushy of a ride either. That should come as no surprise. Even in comfort mode, I'm not sure I'd want to travel long distance in this car. You'd certainly arrive quickly though. Remember, there are carbon ceramic brakes. Whoa. They will stop you all day long. The cabin is snug for a couple, the panoramic glass roof would brighten things up. Seats are infinitely adjustable so there's no issue there. A wonderful Burmester audio system is standard, though the engine sounds even better. Being a Mercedes, the COMAND user interface is here, there's all sorts of ways to enter data, including handwriting. Not just an ultra high performance machine, GT S is also a practical hatchback. Kind of. Sort of. Get the security shade out of the way and there's room enough for just three packs of the two-ply. Owners will probably carry suitcases I'm guessing. The folks at Mercedes say that AMG is becoming more involved and important. For one thing, the division draws a younger and more affluent group. There are rumors that it will have somewhat unique products, not just performance variants. We know AMG as a tuning division but these days it is very involved with the products as they are being conceived. There's a higher velocity GT R model on the way if this is not powerful enough. For those who just love the way the aluminum panels seem to be poured over the aluminum space frame chassis, a standard GT will start at $113,000. And I'll assume it's hardly pokey. Considering its looks and performance, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S should fast become a classic. One cool feature about the twin turbo engine, the cylinder liners use a proprietary material called Nanoslide. It makes them twice as hard as standard cast-iron liners and reduces friction. It's used in Mercedes Formula 1 engines. GT S is also available with those dynamic engine and transmission mounts mentioned earlier. The front-to-rear weight distribution is 47-53. People ask me a lot of questions about these reviews. No I don't keep all the TP, as many of you know, Costco lets me borrow it. But I will stress that Martin Campbell and I put long hours and a lot of money into making these look good. I use five different kind of cameras. We drove over 100 miles to get to this location so the car was in its "natural habitat". And then once we got there, patience was required, as it often is. Sometimes its very slow moving traffic that holds us up, sometimes its just background stuff. Sometimes it's wind. Also, on this shoot, I had my first serious drone crash. A huge gust of wind sent my Phantom 4 into the power lines that I shouldn't have been close to. It fell from this height onto the pavement and survived (but didn't record the fall for some reason). I quickly checked it back at home found all was right. Surprisingly durable. There ya go gang. That is my take on the 2016 Mercedes AMD GT S, a fast fine car if you can afford it. I know I can't because, I've quit my day job. Yes, I have finally quit my job at KING TV in Seattle and I'm doing the car thing exclusively that means I have time, finally, for Twitter and Facebook. So I will talk to you all day long on Twitter and Facebook, just look for Driven Car Reviews, not Tom Voelk, Tom Voelk is my personal page, trying to keep a separation between church and state. But I will talk to you on Driven Car Reviews. All right?