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Mercedes-AMG GT R Goes Head 2 Head With Porsche 911 GT3 on 100th Episode

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Motor Trend StaffMar 13, 2018

If you like fast German cars, then you're in for a treat. On this special 100th episode of Head 2 Head presented by Tire Rack, hosts Jonny Lieberman and Jethro Bovingdon take a look at two of the best sports cars to ever hail from Germany, the and the . Unexpectedly perhaps, the two cars could not be more different.

The AMG sports a snarling twin-turbo V-8 positioned in front of the driver and powering the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle. The , on the other hand, has a naturally flat-six screamer stuffed in its rear, powering the back wheels through a mid-mounted six-speed manual.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
$112,400 Base Model (MSRP)
16/22 MPG Fuel Economy
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Bovingdon and Lieberman take the two cars to the road, a test track, and a race track, and along with pro driver Randy Pobst, ultimately pick a winner. Which German sports car is it? If you haven't already, to start your free 14-day trial of Motor Trend OnDemand.

 

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