2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R

I think the Porsche GT3 RS vs. Mercedes-AMG GT R debate is a pretty cut and dry one. One is like going to the symphony, while other is going to a rock concert. Both have their places and can be highly entertaining, and neither is in any way not a totally fulfilling machine. Of course the RS is the symphony with its precision skills and nearly flawless execution of nearly everything you can throw at it. While the GT R is the rock concert with its thrashing handling, roaring sound, and wildness that will keep you up to the edge and maybe even over it if you aren’t careful. Which would I chose? Oh man.

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Year: 2018
Model: AMG GT R
VIN: WP0AA299X3S624038
Engine: 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 14,569 mi
Location: Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Price: $129,998 Buy It Now

VIN:
WDDYJ7KA2JA013364
Stock:

Mileage:
14,569
Color:
Brilliant Blue Metallic
Trans:
7-Speed Automatic
Engine:
4L V8 32V
MPG:
15 City / 20 Highway
Drivetrain:
RWD

Every time I see one of these on the used market, I am shocked how much they have depreciated. If you didn’t spend $10,000 on a special color or go crazy with the other options, you could take one of these home for $175,000 when they were new. The 991.2 RS? Bring $190,000 to start and keep going. Most had tens of thousands in options without even trying, so this was easily well over $200,000 without trying. Now, your floor is about $185,000 for a used RS, while the GT R? Well, $125,000 takes this one home. You even get the pricey carbon-ceramic brakes.

To me, for the price, this is not a question. However, money is no object? That 4.0-liter from Weissach is awfully temping. I am curious about where the floor on these GT Rs will end up being. They are still in production with a bunch of iterations, and the GT R Pro is now the king of the hill for the this platform. Will they creep towards $100,000? Maybe. I do think they have legs to go down a little further, but I don’t think these will ever be $85,000 cars. If so, sign me up for Green Hell Magno.

– Andrew

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2 Comments

  1. A similar 2 year old 15k mile 991.2 GT3 (not RS) is probably worth about $20k more, as is a similar 991.2 Turbo S. Personally I would go with one of the Porsches, but the AMG is pretty sweet as well.

  2. I’m excited to see how much the black series depreciates. Prior Black Series AMG’s were very different cars from what they started on. The Black Series AMG GT is rather sad in comparison. And way overpriced if you ask me.

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