Luxury sports cars are poster child's for their respective manufacturers and represent their engineering capabilities. And for Mercedes-Benz, the AMG GT sports car is the brand’s prized possession. Packed with supreme performance and technological abilities, the AMG GT is a vehicle that can tick all the boxes. That said, competition in the luxury sports car segment is just as brutal, with some incredible competitors such as the Audi R8. Let’s see what makes the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT a better option compared to the 2021 Audi R8 in this article.
The 2021 model year version of the AMG GT receives a list of notable updates such as the addition of new standard features for the base trim, a new Stealth Edition, more power for the base trim, a new lithium-ion starter battery for both the body types, AMG Ride Control sports suspension with adaptive dampers, a Race drive mode, a braking system with iron rotors & red-painted aluminum calipers, and an electronic limited-slip differential. Planning to add the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT to your collection. Contact us today to experience the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT in person.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GT
2021 Audi R8
|4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8
|523 hp / 494 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||562 hp / 402 ft-lbs.|
||0 – 60 MPH time
||Curb Weight (Pounds)
It is clear from the table above that the 2021 Audi R8 is more powerful than the Mercedes-AMG GT. Audi offers another power configuration that ups the power to 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. But that’s where the Mercedes-AMG GT shines with an array of power configurations and engine options – Handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V-8 bi-turbocharged engine that produces 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, and a higher-tuned Handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter bi-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 720 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. With all these options on offer, there is no doubt that the Mercedes-AMG GT offers just as many choices as power and performance making it a better choice in the performance aspect.
Coming to the interiors and technological features, both the vehicles have a lot to offer to make them close competitors. Both vehicles have leather upholstery, optional sports seats, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, and automatic climate control as standard features. That said, the Mercedes-Benz’s infotainment system is a lot more user-friendly compared to the Audi R8 making it a vehicle that is easier to use.
All these points, compounded by a wide array of active standard safety features offered make the Mercedes-AMG GT a better pick of the two.