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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs. Its Competition

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

While the SLS AMG GT stands alone as the gullwing car in this group, each has its own mix of luxury and serious speed.

The Maserati GranTurismo and Ferrari California offer their own brands of passionate styling, while being quick and fun-to-drive in their own right.

The Porsche 911 is a scalpel to most of the rest of this group's sledgehammer, with refined and precise driving characteristics, though it may not score as high on the panache scale.

Audi's R8 is a strong alternative on both design and performance fronts, particularly in top-of-the-line R8 V10 Plus form.

Nissan's GT-R is the outlier here, offering less luxurious appointments but an all-wheel drive, twin-turbo V-6 powertrain that's ruled by some truly masterful electronics.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is a stunning, capable, and luxurious grand touring super sports car--and it's tremendous fun.
8.6
At a fraction of the price, the 2013 Nissan GT-R beats some of the top supercars to the punch, although their sensuality is missing.
9.0
Still a tremendous value, the 2013 Porsche 911 range offers a great balance between dedicated sports car handling and daily practicality.
8.8
Earthy exhaust tones and serene handling carve out a distinctive niche for the fabulous Maserati GranTurismo.
MSRP From    
$199,500N/A$96,820$82,100$126,000
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8N/ATurbocharged Gas V6Gas Flat 6Gas V8
EPA Class    
Two SeaterN/ASubcompact CarsMini-CompactSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG GTN/A2-Door Coupe Premium2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveN/AAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
2N/A444
Passenger Doors    
2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2 Door CoupeN/ACoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
AutomaticN/AAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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