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    • 2020 Porsche 992 Carrera S vs. C190 Mercedes-AMG GT comparison

      AMG aimed for the 911 with the C190 AMG GT and largely succeeded. No, it does not replicate the 911 driving experience but it does serve as a direct competitor in the segment. It offers its own unique Mercedes-AMG style and driving experience. Not to mention that beast of a twin turbo V8.


      The new Carrera S may have a much smaller 3.0 liter 9A2B6 EVO motor and it may have less power and torque on paper but who cares about paper? In the real world the Carrera S chews up and spits out the AMG GT.

      Based on the performance numbers it would make more sense to test the AMG GT S against the Carrera S as the 992 generation of the 911 takes a big step forward.

      Just look at these figures:

      0-60:

      Carrera S: 2.9
      AMG GT: 3.5

      0-100:

      Carrera S: 7.2
      AMG GT: 8.1

      1/4 mile:

      Carrera S: 11.2 @ 125
      AMG GT: 11.8 @ 120

      Car and Driver tried to compare base price to base price and well the AMG GT gets smoked. It certainly helps the Carrera S is lighter by 330 pounds. This is despite the 992 generation Carrera S gaining weight to the tune of 3379 pounds.

      The Carrera S just does everything better. Steering feel, braking, handling, acceleration, you name it. It even gets better mileage while doing it.


      It also does not hurt it is cheaper although with Porsche option pricing that can change in a hurry.

      In the opinion of BoostAddict, the AMG GT S is the more natural matchup for the 992 Carrera S and the base Carrera is the more natural matchup for the AMG GT.

      Two stellar cars here but the 911 remains the benchmark.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2020 Porsche 992 Carrera S vs. C190 Mercedes-AMG GT comparison started by Sticky View original post
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        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        In the opinion of BoostAddict, the AMG GT S is the more natural matchup for the 992 Carrera S and the base Carrera is the more natural matchup for the AMG GT.
        Agreed. I didn't even know they still made the base GT. In Canada they appear to have phased it out, GT C and GT R only for 2019 and after.