Mercedes-AMG GT R vs Porsche 911 GT3 twin test review (2017)

Autobahn! At last, the speed limit lifts, from 80 to 100 to 120km/h to unlimited. But it takes another 60 clicks for the traffic to thin out and vacate the fast lane. The day’s first chance to give ’em stick opens on the oldest stretch of the A92 between Munich and the foothills of the Bavarian Forest. And when that opportunity does finally arise, we grab it with both hands.

At a more modest pace these curves through the pan-flat plains would be barely noticeable, but at 150mph-plus a close reading of the road ahead is essential. The porous slabs of concrete have drifted apart over the years, millions of trucks have carved out wavy washboard ruts, and there are some sudden and drastic camber changes. Although the morning is dry and calm, the single-digit temperature read-outs suggest that grip may be an issue over bridges still damp from the night and through the wooded sections.

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