Competes with: Porsche 911, Audi R8, Dodge Viper, Bentley Continental
Looks like: A sleeker, more powerful fixed coupe version of the SL roadster
Drivetrain: Twin-turbocharged 456- (GT) or 503-hp (GT S), 4.0-liter V-8; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: The GT S will be available in spring 2015, the GT in 2016
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the successor to the outrageous gull-wing SLS AMG coupe, the 2016 AMG GT and GT S coupe. This is the second flagship sports car to be built in-house by the company's high-performance tuning arm AMG, and it brings a completely new, aluminum-intensive body structure and a smaller, turbocharged engine to a more conventional sports car layout. By doing so it hopes to compete with other high-end, two-seat sports cars like the Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8 and Dodge Viper.