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M2 Competition Replacement - AMG GTR
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Hi, guys

With a sad heart, I am planning of getting rid of my M2 Competition and replacing it with a AMG GTR, that I always hungered over, ever since it was out.

The AMG GTR is not as practical as the M2, but it had the right spec I was looking for.

Not sure what your guys thoughts are, but leaving the BMW stable for now, maybe until I see the next G80 M3 in person.



   

   
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Goals, you going to daily it ?
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Not really a daily car that, not practical and too low for the office car park I have to go in.
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This is nice , congrats.
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#6
Wow! Absolute beast and so unlike the rest of the lineup from Merc!

May as well be made by a different company IMHO. I went out on a run this past weekend and got to drive some of these monsters... at Gerotek. I can totally see why you would choose this even over the M8s etc. Alot to love... plenty of power, super responsive motor, RWD, DCT box... I drove the 470kw GT63S and by-comparison it felt so pedestrian with the auto box and AWD (although of course much more weight as well).

Wishing you many happy miles!

I was thinking of posting some of my thoughts on these but I doubt many guys would care for it...

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Yip, the M8 is a nice car, and probably in the same price range, as I am buying a late 2018 GTR model but once you drive the GTR, the feel, rawness, sound and presence of the car, it cannot be touched and is a league ahead.

And it comes with a 6 year motor plan, a performance bargain that, in comparison to other brands out there in the same league as the GTR.

(16-10-2020, 08:15 PM)TurboLlew Wrote: Wow! Absolute beast and so unlike the rest of the lineup from Merc!

May as well be made by a different company IMHO. I went out on a run this past weekend and got to drive some of these monsters... at Gerotek. I can totally see why you would choose this even over the M8s etc. Alot to love... plenty of power, super responsive motor, RWD, DCT box... I drove the 470kw GT63S and by-comparison it felt so pedestrian with the auto box and AWD (although of course much more weight as well).

Wishing you many happy miles!

I was thinking of posting some of my thoughts on these but I doubt many guys would care for it...

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When you guys are going for a run again, let me know, I will bring the GTR along
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Loved this car the moment it was released. Such a looker with an amazing sound track. Best looking Merc and one of the best looking cars out there.
Congrats and more pics please
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Congrats on the new car.

Also - one of the best sounding Mercs too.

The new AMG GT Black with the flat-pane crank sounds absolutely terrible IMO. Multi-million rand Hoover lol.
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(17-10-2020, 06:14 AM)GT5 Wrote: Yip, the M8 is a nice car, and probably in the same price range, as I am buying a late 2018 GTR model but once you drive the GTR, the feel, rawness, sound and presence of the car, it cannot be touched and is a league ahead.

And it comes with a 6 year motor plan, a performance bargain that, in comparison to other brands out there in the same league as the GTR.

(16-10-2020, 08:15 PM)TurboLlew Wrote: Wow! Absolute beast and so unlike the rest of the lineup from Merc!

May as well be made by a different company IMHO. I went out on a run this past weekend and got to drive some of these monsters... at Gerotek. I can totally see why you would choose this even over the M8s etc. Alot to love... plenty of power, super responsive motor, RWD, DCT box... I drove the 470kw GT63S and by-comparison it felt so pedestrian with the auto box and AWD (although of course much more weight as well).

Wishing you many happy miles!

I was thinking of posting some of my thoughts on these but I doubt many guys would care for it...

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When you guys are going for a run again, let me know, I will bring the GTR along

I don't think you're going to find much like it unless you stretch to 6+ bar for a GT2 RS. The numbers really don't tell the full story of that car. I've been looking at McLarens the new Vantage (also makes a lot of sense at the price it's at) and a few other options. I drove the Vantage and didn't believe it 'only' had 375kw. I am actually sure it is this state of tune sitting in the Vantage as well in reality (same motor but 8 speed auto box though differently tuned to the AMGs).

I was getting into too many arguments than I had time for with people excessively devoted to BMW as to why the M8 is a very weirdly positioned car and despite the 0-100 time (that is really all that it has going for it) is unable to compete with the cars in that price range. I think the AMG GT R is the opposite and if anything under-appreciated... Again, you wouldn't really expect Merc to be making a road car like this. Ditto F90 - the AWD and auto box being extremely smooth and refined - and something I will no doubt buy at some point - just not for R2M+ and it is definitely no replacement for what the F10 is like (as I have mine anyway - and outside of the 0-100 time).

The finishes in all 3 of the cars (GT63S, GT R and GT R pro) are what you would expect from a "real" Mercedes as well and not the A/CLA/C/E classes which are very questionable (and I have one sitting in the garage in a spec that now costs 920K - which I just can't get my head around!). The GT in any guise is one of those cars that is objectively beautiful without having to resort to making excuses for 'bold or courageous design'. As with all cars of this nature, pictures don't do it justice.

Merc took us out to show us these cars because (as with BMW) they are fighting a war on two fronts, having to attract clients that normally buy much more expensive things as their toys, since regular clients can no longer afford their higher end models... and then those on the lower end moving to Hyundai and Kia because they offer a better value proposition and the cachet of the brand is not enough to keep them at the 3 pointed star that has poor materials all over it (this is Merc's own fault for even trying to compete there - seems they are pulling out of the entry level space soon anyway).  There were many guys that were interested and I believe they sold a Pro and a GT-R based on the exercise so it worked out for them!

I tried to shop using a combination of numbers and feel last year with the Supra/M2C/4C/GT4 etc etc. There are some cars which just get under your skin when you drive them. It is different for all of us and I am 100% sure the M8 is that car for many as is the F90 I've mentioned above. The 4C was that for me (as was the GT3 RS) - The AMG GT R is another one of those - it stands out by being a unique and exciting experience and package in a sea of technically excellent but boring alternatives.

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I absolutely love this car, definitely one of the AMGs I'd buy. They also really good value for money and they compete well with cars like the GT3RS, R8 V10 Plus and Huracan Performante. I wish you many happy miles with it, and also please make a thread for it. We know this might be a bmw forum but you just have to for a car like this even though its not a BMW, I mean there are guys who got GTI threads here so why not make one when the car arrives, would love to see it and updates on it too bud.
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(17-10-2020, 09:07 AM)nish_M240i Wrote: I absolutely love this car, definitely one of the AMGs I'd buy. They also really good value for money and they compete well with cars like the GT3RS, R8 V10 Plus and Huracan Performante. I wish you many happy miles with it, and also please make a thread for it. We know this might be a bmw forum but you just have to for a car like this even though its not a BMW, I mean there are guys who got GTI threads here so why not make one when the car arrives, would love to see it and updates on it too bud.

Thanks, but did not want to look like a d**k and post about a AMG on a BMW forum.  But I will make a separate thread on it.  Guys it really is something special, and in person it looks even better. I am grateful I managed to get an opportunity in this lifetime to own a mini-super car.

(17-10-2020, 07:09 AM)TurboLlew Wrote:
(17-10-2020, 06:14 AM)GT5 Wrote: Yip, the M8 is a nice car, and probably in the same price range, as I am buying a late 2018 GTR model but once you drive the GTR, the feel, rawness, sound and presence of the car, it cannot be touched and is a league ahead.

And it comes with a 6 year motor plan, a performance bargain that, in comparison to other brands out there in the same league as the GTR.

(16-10-2020, 08:15 PM)TurboLlew Wrote: Wow! Absolute beast and so unlike the rest of the lineup from Merc!

May as well be made by a different company IMHO. I went out on a run this past weekend and got to drive some of these monsters... at Gerotek. I can totally see why you would choose this even over the M8s etc. Alot to love... plenty of power, super responsive motor, RWD, DCT box... I drove the 470kw GT63S and by-comparison it felt so pedestrian with the auto box and AWD (although of course much more weight as well).

Wishing you many happy miles!

I was thinking of posting some of my thoughts on these but I doubt many guys would care for it...

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[Image: V5mA0f8l.jpg]
When you guys are going for a run again, let me know, I will bring the GTR along

I don't think you're going to find much like it unless you stretch to 6+ bar for a GT2 RS. The numbers really don't tell the full story of that car. I've been looking at McLarens the new Vantage (also makes a lot of sense at the price it's at) and a few other options. I drove the Vantage and didn't believe it 'only' had 375kw. I am actually sure it is this state of tune sitting in the Vantage as well in reality (same motor but 8 speed auto box though differently tuned to the AMGs).

I was getting into too many arguments than I had time for with people excessively devoted to BMW as to why the M8 is a very weirdly positioned car and despite the 0-100 time (that is really all that it has going for it) is unable to compete with the cars in that price range. I think the AMG GT R is the opposite and if anything under-appreciated... Again, you wouldn't really expect Merc to be making a road car like this. Ditto F90 - the AWD and auto box being extremely smooth and refined - and something I will no doubt buy at some point - just not for R2M+ and it is definitely no replacement for what the F10 is like (as I have mine anyway - and outside of the 0-100 time).

The finishes in all 3 of the cars (GT63S, GT R and GT R pro) are what you would expect from a "real" Mercedes as well and not the A/CLA/C/E classes which are very questionable (and I have one sitting in the garage in a spec that now costs 920K - which I just can't get my head around!). The GT in any guise is one of those cars that is objectively beautiful without having to resort to making excuses for 'bold or courageous design'. As with all cars of this nature, pictures don't do it justice.

Merc took us out to show us these cars because (as with BMW) they are fighting a war on two fronts, having to attract clients that normally buy much more expensive things as their toys, since regular clients can no longer afford their higher end models... and then those on the lower end moving to Hyundai and Kia because they offer a better value proposition and the cachet of the brand is not enough to keep them at the 3 pointed star that has poor materials all over it (this is Merc's own fault for even trying to compete there - seems they are pulling out of the entry level space soon anyway).  There were many guys that were interested and I believe they sold a Pro and a GT-R based on the exercise so it worked out for them!

I tried to shop using a combination of numbers and feel last year with the Supra/M2C/4C/GT4 etc etc. There are some cars which just get under your skin when you drive them. It is different for all of us and I am 100% sure the M8 is that car for many as is the F90 I've mentioned above. The 4C was that for me (as was the GT3 RS) - The AMG GT R is another one of those - it stands out by being a unique and exciting experience and package in a sea of technically excellent but boring alternatives.

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Picking up the GT R on Friday, and then taking it for a early morning run this coming Sunday morning (25th Sep), to Hartees.
If anybody wants to join, PM me.

Taking the M2 competition for a last drive as well, before it goes in next week to be sold.

One one hand, a bit sad getting rid of the M2, but on the other I think the GT R will make up for it.
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amazing upgrade...so much presence
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#15
Wow!

What an upgrade!!!!!

Congratulation, that is surely a beautiful beast!

May I ask though, which are the exhausts on these cars...I see there is a (what looks like) a middle tail=piece and there are also side-tailpieces?

Am I correct in saying this?
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Congrats on a major upgrade.
I don't think BMW make a car that directly rivals the AMG GTR?
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(19-10-2020, 09:18 AM)individj Wrote: amazing upgrade...so much presence

Yip, the car has 3 titanium exhausts, the center one is the main exhaust, and the 2 smaller exhausts on either side are for downforce/airflow management out the rear.
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I've never been a merc fan but this car is a dream of mine! If I could afford this car I would have it long ago! Its beautiful. Congrats on this!!!!
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Congrats on the new wheels!! have you taken delivery yet?

im not sure where you stay but I saw a green GTR like that at Leaping frog shopping centre in fourways over the weekend?
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(19-10-2020, 05:38 PM)Jackson Wrote: Congrats on the new wheels!! have you taken delivery yet?

im not sure where you stay but I saw a green GTR like that at Leaping frog shopping centre in fourways over the weekend?

Nope was not me.  Only taking delivery of it this Friday.
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