AMG has the luxury of drawing upon Mercedes formidable history in '50s sportscar racing, those years before the infamous Le Mans crash of 1955, seeing 300SLs in various forms winning at Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, Carrera Panamericana and Targa Florio. And from its name to its classic proportions the AMG GT fully lives up to this heritage, successfully translating it into the modern age. Some of the SLS's rough edges have been polished off, this and the price making it more accessible than before. And purists may feel it's perhaps lost a little too much of the raw AMG spirit. Overall though it's a confident, characterful car that thrills with its performance, its looks and its provenance. In a sector packed with emotive machines the GT has more than enough character to hold its own.
Price tag of our car – £104,930 (£92,200 list price + £12,730 of optional extras)