It might share the GT nameplate with what we think is Merc's finest sportscar ever, but the new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is a substantially different animal. We recently took it for a whirl at the Circuit of The Americas in Texas, USA.
While the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door shares the same 4.0-litre, biturbo engine as the GT R, the mad scientists at AMG decided that their new "4-door coupe" (*cough* sedan *cough*) needed even more power. And so this super saloon boasts 470 kW and 900 Nm of torque, a full 40kW and 200Nm more than the sportscar.
Granted, the saloon is heavier, but how would all of this translate in the real world, and out on the incredible Circuit of the Americas race circuit?
We sent Cars.co.za's Ross McIlroy to Texas to find out.