The idealist in me looks forward to the day when I’m proven wrong, but I staunchly believe that nice guys do indeed finish last. It’s almost empirically true in business, it’s demonstrably true in racing, it’s anecdotally true in romance, and—without getting too specific or incriminating—I will readily admit that many of my own personal and professional achievements would not have been possible without a, uh, loose interpretation of rules. What does this have to do with the three-pointed star’s newest sports car?
Well, for better or worse, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT has become a nice guy.
For starters, you can now get it as a four-seater so you can bring your kids along. All-wheel drive is not just standard, it’s mandatory. It rides softer, there’s a lady in the infotainment system who can tell jokes, and there’s even a less potent, 469-horsepower GT 55 variant coming if this 577-hp GT 63 is a bit too much car for ya.
In short, the Mercedes-AMG GT has grown up. Yes, it’s naturally more powerful than before but it’s also less prickly and more practical. Easier to live with and friendlier on the everyday. Does this mean it’s lost its edge?…