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AMG GT R - Der Tag

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Housey, 4 Mar 2021.

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  1. ahar

    Wise Guy

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    That's remarkable given its a hundred grand car!

    Maybe I should revisit my calculations on the running costs of expensive cars and reasons not to get one.
     
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  2. watercooledman

    Gangster

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    true and with track days, bargain.
     
  3. Tenzo

    Wise Guy

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    Such a fantastic motor, can’t wait for a vid
     
  4. EVH

    Don

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    Nice safety car, you have there! :D:cool:
     
  5. Bear

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    Oi it’s not my fault, I didn’t spec them ;):p
     
  6. Rids

    Soldato

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    Thats not a car, thats a work of art.
     
  7. Bear

    Capodecina

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    You should see how they build them underneath
     
  8. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    Needs a starlight headliner tbh.
     
  9. Tax Evader

    Wise Guy

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    Nah.. he has an AMG Line E Class Saloon :D
     
  10. EddScott

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    :o I'll get me coat
     
  11. Housey

    Man of Honour

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    It’s no Polo to be fair
     
  12. montymint

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Housey

    Man of Honour

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    Not convinced by the Burmeister hifi. Bose system in the R8 slaughters it but outside of that Merc wins. Sharper, faster, even noisier, road presence. I can see how this is so quick on track, very sharp and easy.
     
  14. TomO

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    Got a C63 last year and it has the Burmeister in it. I think the E class Burmeister is same as C class, so wouldn't be suprised that yours is similar configruation as well. I was expecting good things knowing their reputation in home hifi, however I would rate the F80 M3 HK setup over it, its not great for a 'top' hifi option. Luckily V8 noises make up for it as I don't miss the good stereo as much as I thought I would!
     
  15. Havana_UK

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    Epic motor!!! Be sure to keep it under 3k RPM or risk the AMG S59! :D
     
  16. Bear

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    The E class has an upgraded system from the C class if I’m not mistaken. I’m of the complete opposite opinion, I had a 640d which had the HK system and I thought it was a very average system compared to either the B&W I had in the XJ or the Burmester in my E63S.
     
  17. TomO

    Mobster

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    some of it can be how its setup / what you are used to hearing. I test drove a M6 GC with the optional B&O system and thought it sound muddled and was very underwhelmed, someone had really messed around with the EQ settings but even with trying to change those I wasn't impressed.
     
  18. Clarkey

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    I have the B&W system in my BMW, honestly I find it totally underwhelming. I'm sure the bog standard audio in my old Toyota was actually better. I'd be bitterly disappointed had I paid the extra 3.5k that it cost. Sounds like these fancy name brand car audio systems are a bit of a scam all round.
     
  19. Bear

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    Absolutely, people have different preferences for what they think sounds good and on top of that people aren’t listening to the same systems and in different cars, so it’s no wonder there is a difference in opinions
     
  20. ezekial

    Hitman

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    I really didn't like the AMG GT when it came out but its subsequent iterations have really made it an absolute stunner.