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    In short no.


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    KresoF1:

    In short no.

    Oh well - some journalist recently said some very unexpected brands would be reintroducing manuals soon - guess AMG is not one of them...


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    Grant,

    AMG GT-S would make no sense at all with manual gearbox. Car is designed and engineered with DCT as its only gearbox. New AMG GT-R would even make less sense as manual.

    Neither Ferrari, Lamborghini or Mclaren plan to introduce manual gearbox. 


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    KresoF1:

    Grant,

    AMG GT-S would make no sense at all with manual gearbox. Car is designed and engineered with DCT as its only gearbox. New AMG GT-R would even make less sense as manual.

    Neither Ferrari, Lamborghini or Mclaren plan to introduce manual gearbox. 

    Guess I just need to appreciate Porsche, BMW, Aston-Martin, Jaguar, Lotus, and all the American sports cars more for keeping the faith Smiley

    The new Viper ACR is beating Porsche 918 at many tracks lately with 6spd manual.


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    It's crazy how many GT-S are for sale on the second hand market in Switzerland, think I saw 140 online for such a small market. Must be really hurting residuals I'd think, shame for such a wonderful car.


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    Porker:

    It's crazy how many GT-S are for sale on the second hand market in Switzerland, think I saw 140 online for such a small market. Must be really hurting residuals I'd think, shame for such a wonderful car.

    can't be that wonderful if so many owners want out 


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    The car has good reviews. The concept is nice. It looks good. I wonder why it does not sell more ? 


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    Gnil:

    The car has good reviews. The concept is nice. It looks good. I wonder why it does not sell more ? 

    Agreed. Seems like a very nice car overall. But for me it is missing something "special" when compared to the SLS. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is. Something is just not as exciting with the GT as with the SLS.


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    On a personal note, at 191cm of height, I noticed a distinct lack of legroom when I sat in one in a showroom and that was enough to make me lose any interest or curiosity concerning the GT. Car I sat in didn't have the sports seats; salesman told me that you gain a few CM of legroom with those.


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    GT does not have the SLS's gullwing doors, and does not have the sensational dry sumped NA 6.3 V8 ..that's why it's just another MB


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    sfo:

    GT does not have the SLS's gullwing doors, and does not have the sensational dry sumped NA 6.3 V8 ..that's why it's just another MB

    While turbo, I do think it gets a dry sump version of the 4.0L


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    Grant:
    sfo:

    GT does not have the SLS's gullwing doors, and does not have the sensational dry sumped NA 6.3 V8 ..that's why it's just another MB

    While turbo, I do think it gets a dry sump version of the 4.0L

    yes, it is dry sumped and unique to GT ..


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    sfo:

    GT does not have the SLS's gullwing doors, and does not have the sensational dry sumped NA 6.3 V8 ..that's why it's just another MB

     

    Rumor hast it the next will have the doors.


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    Maybe the next amg will be a mid engine car?


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    Upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT R to Produce 570hp

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GTspirit/~3/U_fjK1MEccg/


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    One thing is for sure though: Never wear a suit and tie when driving a GT. Saw a guy in this 60s today in the GT with a suit and tie and it looked so...how to put it...inappropriate. Maybe it was just me, I don't even own a suit and tie  but it really looked weird.


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    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    RC:

    One thing is for sure though: Never wear a suit and tie when driving a GT. Saw a guy in this 60s today in the GT with a suit and tie and it looked so...how to put it...inappropriate. Maybe it was just me, I don't even own a suit and tie  but it really looked weird.

    Why that would look weird to anyone is beyond me... Smiley


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    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Porker:
    RC:

    One thing is for sure though: Never wear a suit and tie when driving a GT. Saw a guy in this 60s today in the GT with a suit and tie and it looked so...how to put it...inappropriate. Maybe it was just me, I don't even own a suit and tie  but it really looked weird.

    Why that would look weird to anyone is beyond me... Smiley

    Driving naked could be described as weird. Driving in a suit, well, I would say normal.

    Unless you are weird, then the opposite might be true and normal looks weird Smiley


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    RC, you certainly have your own perspective on things.  Maybe you think this made the guy seem old and not the sports car driving type.  I have driven my GT4 (stick shift and all) in a suit/tie a few times.  Sometimes my business meetings require a suit and in another instance I was driving to a wedding anniversary party.  No sweat.

    What do you wear if you must attend a semi-formal event like a wedding, symphony / opera, etc.?


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    vantagesc:

    What do you wear if you must attend a semi-formal event like a wedding, symphony / opera, etc.?

    My guess, Mankini Smiley

    mankini.jpg


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    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Can I request a web crash just to lose that image?


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    "One thing is for sure though: Never wear a suit and tie when driving a GT. Saw a guy in this 60s today in the GT with a suit and tie and it looked so...how to put it...inappropriate. Maybe it was just me, I don't even own a suit and tie  but it really looked weird."

     

    You are absolutely right, RC.   Smiley

    It was just you.  Smiley


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    fritz:

    "One thing is for sure though: Never wear a suit and tie when driving a GT. Saw a guy in this 60s today in the GT with a suit and tie and it looked so...how to put it...inappropriate. Maybe it was just me, I don't even own a suit and tie  but it really looked weird."

     

    You are absolutely right, RC.   Smiley

    It was just you.  Smiley

    So I guess you guys own a suit and tie? Smiley

    I thought James Bond is the only one wearing a suit and tie in a sports car but...oh well...

    The Panamera fits this style a bit better...I think.

    menthree.jpg


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    waiting for PDK:

    Can I request a web crash just to lose that image?

    Here is the perfect antidote... Smiley

    Jft0nL8.jpg


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    Hmmm, come to banking city Mainhattan and you will see a lot of suit and ties in sportscars ... like myself ... that's the way it is ... and, we are looking goooood .... Smiley


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Myself too and just love Thomas Pink shirts, the athletic ones blush..indecision..


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    throt:

    Myself too and just love Thomas Pink shirts, the athletic ones blush..indecision..

    Smiley

    You got style bud. Not that I had expected anything less Smiley

    I used to frequent the Pink store when living in London. Great shirts!


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    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Porker:
    RC:

    One thing is for sure though: Never wear a suit and tie when driving a GT. Saw a guy in this 60s today in the GT with a suit and tie and it looked so...how to put it...inappropriate. Maybe it was just me, I don't even own a suit and tie  but it really looked weird.

    Why that would look weird to anyone is beyond me... Smiley

    Same here.

    A suite is the perfect cloth for any gentleman. Every man looks the best in a good, tailored suite. No doubt that's the reason why James Bond is wearing those instead of some Khakis. 

     


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    throt:

    Myself too and just love Thomas Pink shirts, the athletic ones blush..indecision..

    Ready to wear? Meh. I suggest a trip to Asia. My shirts are more bespoke than Whoopsy's 918.


    Re: AMG GT Thread Closed

    Lars997:
    Same here.

    A suite is the perfect cloth for any gentleman. Every man looks the best in a good, tailored suite. No doubt that's the reason why James Bond is wearing those instead of some Khakis. 

     

     

    European mentality :)

    I always find that Europeans have more taste in clothing than Americans. 


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