Mercedes-Benz has once again listened to its customers and defied the trend of impractical supercars with the revamped 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT. This twin-turbo V-8 coupe is not only larger but also more comfortable compared to other sports cars in its league, much like Porsche’s surprisingly everyday-friendly 911 lineup. Considering Porsche is its main rival, it’s no surprise that both cars offer supercar-like performance but come with a hefty price tag.

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG GT comes in two versions: the AMG GT 55 coupe and the AMG GT 63 coupe. The former generates 469 horsepower from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, while the latter pumps out 577 horsepower from a tweaked version of the same engine. Interestingly, there’s no electric component in the powertrain, which is becoming increasingly rare nowadays. This might be one of the last sports cars from Mercedes-Benz to solely rely on fossil fuel. Additionally, the new AMG GT only comes with all-wheel drive (AWD) and features a back seat that’s too cramped for anyone taller than 4 feet.

Now, let’s talk about the price. The Mercedes-AMG GT 55 coupe starts at $136,050, while the AMG GT 63 coupe starts at $177,050. There might be some additional markup at dealerships, but these are the official starting prices, which are comparable to similar variants of the Porsche 911, such as the Carrera S and GT3.

While $177,000 is a hefty sum by most standards, it’s actually reasonable in the context of supercars. In terms of performance, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 coupe rivals the more exotic 2025 Aston Martin Vantage and higher-end 911 models. However, the Aston Martin is likely to come with a higher price tag, making the AMG GT coupe seem like a relative bargain. On the other hand, the Chevrolet Corvette offers similar performance at a much lower price, but high performance at an affordable price has always been a defining trait of the Corvette.

Now, the big question is whether buyers will be willing to pay near-supercar prices for a more practical and comfortable AMG GT coupe. For now, it seems likely, as the car still delivers top-notch performance, boasts stunning exterior design, and doesn’t rely on electric motors. There’s potential for this car to be a hidden gem, but ultimately, it will depend on the demand in the market.