Australian T3 - - TECHLIFE -

1/ CO­MAND and con­quer

The GT gets the lat­est ver­sion of Merc’s CO­MAND On­line mul­ti­me­dia sys­tem, com­plete with a tablet-style 8.4-inch screen. It’s not ac­tu­ally touch-en­abled, but CO­MAND has be­come some­thing of a BMW iDrive killer with its slick graph­ics and web-con­nected fea­tures.

2/ Big on but­tons

Like all good mod­ern sports cars, the AMG GT changes per­son­al­ity at the flick of a switch. Ac­tu­ally, make that lots of flicks and a baf­fling ar­ray of but­tons. Ev­ery­thing from the sta­bil­ity con­trol to the sus­pen­sion set­tings, ex­haust flaps and steer­ing re­sponse are yours to con­trol.

3/ Ac­tive aero

With 311 km/h on the menu, it’s prob­a­bly wise to keep an eye on air­flow. Luck­ily, the AMG GT doesn’t just have the usual ac­tive aero in the form of a pop-up rear spoiler. Adap­tive ducts in the nose also bal­ance the car while feed­ing cool air to that awe­some V8 en­gine.

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