The Mercedes-AMG GT has a difficult mission brief: Beat the Porsche 911 at its own game while maintaining its raucous AMG identity. As the smaller, friendlier, yet still wicked-fast replacement for the SLS, the AMG GT is the Daenerys Targaryen to the 911’s House Lannister. If you don’t get that analogy, then you should really start watching Game of Thrones, but first watch the lads at Auto Express pit a 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S against a 2015 911 Carrera GTS.

Despite their common places within the premium sports car segment, they have very different ways of going about things. A twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 driving 503 horsepower to the rear wheels plays a howling, rear-mounted, 430-horsepower flat six powering all four wheels in a fight to see not only which is fastest, but also the best to drive and live with. Events include a quarter-mile drag race, timed hot laps, and a road test. Place your bets and click through to see which comes out on top.

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT High Resolution Exterior
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2015 Porsche 911 GTS

2015 Porsche 991 Carrera GTS High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review here.

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