The closer you get to £100k, the less meaningful four or even five-figure differences between list prices become.

For the record, the GT starts at around the same money as a Porsche 911 GTS – a car roughly comparable in performance and efficiency (both claiming combined fuel economy of about 30mpg that you’d struggle to replicate in the real world).

Some of the toys mentioned - AMG Ride Control, electronic differential lock, Race mode - are exclusive to the S and help account for its £14,000 premium

At around £135k, a new Audi R8 V10 Plus appears to cost significantly more, but then our test car got close to that when brought up to a similar spec. Bookending this car’s British-based competition are the Jaguar F-Type R Coupé and the McLaren 540C.

The GT S eclipses the GT in sales volume, too. Some of the toys mentioned – AMG Ride Control, electronic differential lock, Race mode – are exclusive to the S and help to account for its £13,300 premium.

Cutting the roof off of a car invaribly comes with a price hike, understandly, with the GT Roadster costing £11,000 more than the coupé and the GT C, £27,000 more than the GT S. While the GT R sits on its own breaching the £143,000 mark, but crucially Mercedes-AMG won't be limiting production of their range-topping GT.

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