The £30k premium that Mercedes-AMG is charging for the GT R over a GT S makes it more expensive than the new Porsche 911 GT3 is and the last Porsche 911 GT3 RS was.

But, for a spaceframe super-sports car with fully adjustable suspension, track-biased tyres, dry sump engine lubrication and more, you’d still say the GT R looked very good value at less than £150k before options.

Nic Cackett

Nic Cackett

Road tester
With a Porsche 911 GT3 involved depreciation isn’t strictly a factor. Although its worth noting that the AMG holds up well

AMG’s quietly realistic pricing reflects the fact that the GT R will not be a limited series model, unlike last year’s Aston Martin Vantage GT8, for example.

Does that mean there will be significantly less clamour to own one and significantly more reason to worry about losing a significant lump of the car’s value over a typical ownership period, in a way you simply wouldn’t be concerned by with the aforementioned Porsche?

As these words were written it was too early to say – but our sources don’t suggest so. Prices for the regular AMG GT have held up well thus far; equally, there’s no evidence as yet that speculators will be making big profits on the GT R in a way that would suggest demand is massively outstripping supply.

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