I’ve got a 2020 R8 on order but I’m VERY torn between R8 and AMG GT R. Primary use is weekend drives, few track days in the summer, and occasional drive to work. Won’t daily drive either. How would you guys lean and why?
Although I do enjoy the AMG GT-R and the classic lines that it has... I think overall fun factor goes to the R8. I also prefer the V10 exotic note in comparison to the overly burbled note of the TT V8 Merc.
Have a Edition 1 GT-S and like all cars it has its pros/cons versus R8
in the end its all what speaks to you after filtering out all the external noise
GTS is a great car; mine has a tune and has a respectable 629hp/600 ftlbs
for me, the R8 feels more like a special occasion car while the GTS is the better daily driver
both great options
Driven both I would say GTr as it is much more fun with rwd and the steering in the GTr trumps the one in the R8 (plus or no plus), the turn in when pushed hard on track is awesome and the soundtrack although different from the V10 great, just different from the V10. The Merc as a whole package feels more mature and masculine in a weird way I just can't put my finger on as the R8 is an awesome car as well. You will get my point when you get behind the wheels of one or see them on the road, it's just a car that deserves a lot of respect