Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are rivals, not only in the passenger automobile industry, but also in professional racing. For many years they have fought to emerge as the superior race-car manufacturer. What vehicles have they used to do this? The AMG GT and the 911. Even after many years of evolution, the two brands have kept the styling of their flagship race cars relatively unchanged. This year, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S vs 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 is the question to be answered. The two legendary vehicles are still neck and neck with no finish line in sight.
By looking at number specifications alone, you might think you are looking at the exact same car. The retail prices are within $1,000, the horsepower is only 25 units apart, and the efficiency differences are nothing that you will notice between fill-ups. What it comes down to then, is the attention to detail. The decision you have to make is whether you want the flashy, iconic 911 or the classy, hand-made GT S.
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One thing that everyone can agree upon is that getting more for less is a good thing. The biggest difference between the two cars is the engine placement. The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 features a mid-engine setup, meaning the engine actually sits behind passengers. Historically, this has been ideal for racing applications because it balanced the car closer to the center. The Mercedes-AMG GT S features a front-engine setup. Surprisingly, this does not affect driving quality. In fact, the GT S was voted as the best driver's car of 2015 by Motor Trend. Additionally, front-engine systems are less expensive to maintain and are quieter on the road. If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale! We have the GT S available for sale now and we can deliver!