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.
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.