After driving the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R coupe, we now have a price and a general idea of how long it’s going to take to save up for one. For a cool $157,995, including the $995 delivery charge, you can pick either a 2018 AMG GT R coupe — or a GT C roadster. Both sit at the top of the GT lineup with the same starting price, though we’d pick the more hard-core (but not unnecessarily harsh) R version.
For that money, you get a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Top speed is 198 mph while a sprint to 60 mph takes an estimated 3.5 seconds. Oh, and let’s not forget: Auto Motor und Sport clocked a Nurburgring time of 7 minutes, 10.9 seconds, placing it at number eight in the top 100.
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If $157K is a bit too steep, you can ease into the AMG GT lineup and 469 hp for $113,395, a savings of about $44K. The GT roadster bumps the entry fee to $125,395 if you’re looking to enjoy the summer sun. The GT S coupe, which doesn’t have a roadster version — yet — starts at $133,395 and gives you 515 hp to use. And finally, the GT C coupe and its 550 hp start at $145,995.
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe will be available this summer, along with the majority of the GT lineup.