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Video: Mercedes-AMG GT ‘Dreamcar’ promo snubs 911

Mercedes-AMG has released a new promotional video for its new AMG GT, claiming the creation as a definite Porsche 911 killer.

Mercedes-AMG GT Dreamcar ad

The ad features a young child, dreaming of his ultimate future ride, the Porsche 911. The AMG GT enters the rear-vision mirror where it continues to catch up and overtake the 911. The screen quickly turns to black where Mercedes claims, “the car you dreamed of as a child has just been overtaken”.

This marketing anchor ties perfectly into the AMG GT’s real-life competition where the two Stuttgart neighbours are competing fiercely for the crown of the high-end sports car market.

Powering the base model AMG GT is a 340kW, twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with 600Nm of torque. This powerplant is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and takes the GT from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds, and to a limited top speed of 310kph. The AMG S features a 375kW version of the same engine.

Porsche offers its 911 Carrera S with more than a few similarities in pricing and performance specs. The base Carrera S comes packaged with a 294kW six-cylinder engine, and races from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds, and onto a top speed of 304km/h. The power difference however is less significant due to the 911’s lighter kerb weight.

The AMG GT is also entering the segment in the company of Audi’s R8, the Jaguar F-Type and Nissan’s all-round giant killer, the GTR. You can check out the promo below.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.