Test drive: Mercedes AMG GTS

My friends at Mercedes recently loaned me a Mercedes AMG to test drive, and I’d like to share my favorite pictures and thoughts with you.

I hate to admit this, but I’m not sure I’m man enough for this car. It is a fantastic 503-horsepower engine (built by Sven Seyfried) with two seats strapped to the back–I mean this in only the most positive way!

Think of it as a Zdeno Charo slapshot or a LeBron James dunk. It can hold a hockey bag–which is essential to me, and I was able to achieve 23.5 mpg on a drive from Santa Barbara to Menlo Park (not that mileage is a high priority for people who buy this kind of car).

Bottom line: if you want to drive a sophisticated bad-ass triumph of teutonic engineering, this may be the car for you.

By | 2015-08-07T07:45:40+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Autos, Cool Stuff|50 Comments

About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

50 Comments

  1. Best Toys For Boys In Australia August 9, 2015 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Wow ! Lovely car . Mercedes test drive so good .

  2. Brendan Hall August 10, 2015 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Great review guy. Down under we go for Holdens V8’s!

  3. Carol Lane August 12, 2015 at 3:31 am - Reply

    So Which Color did you chose? FYI Native Cali Girl, 16 cars speeding ticket once in RED Never get Red in a fast car Blend in!!!!! Lol….. 🙂 It’s a Beauty!!! I love my CLS550 2 in a row it’s that FUN!!

  4. Alok Mishra August 17, 2015 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Mercedes is best car company. Mercedes look is different form another cars. My favorite car in Mercedes-Benz E320.

  5. Ashish Khadke August 22, 2015 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Woowwww….It is damn Awesome.

  6. John Scott August 25, 2015 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Love the chrome, love the rims and love the 503 horsepower, and 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds, but I am still not a GT kind of guy. Motorcycles and fast cars are hazardous to my health. 😉

    The GL Class SUV – now that would be just about right.

  7. Theodore Nwangene August 28, 2015 at 7:10 am - Reply

    wow Guy,
    That must be a bad-ass car indeed. I love everything that comes from Mercedes in fact, i wouldn’t mind all my cars being Mercedes alone because they’re the best as far as cars in concerned.

    I also love Red.

  8. Patricia Taylor August 28, 2015 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Love the car. Mercedes always finds a way to top themselves.

  9. Peter August 29, 2015 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Great looking car Guy. Wish I had mates that would let me drive some prestige cars, like that Mercedes or maybe even a Ferrari or something. 😉

  10. Joachim September 11, 2015 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Guy, is this the kind of car we might see in the 10-5 parking lot “biorhythm” slot?

  11. Visit Visa For Abu Dhabi For Family September 17, 2015 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Awesome car. Mercedes is always my dream car. I am waiting for the opportunity to drive the car soon

  12. samsun evden eve nakliyat September 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Mercedes is best car company. Mercedes look is different form another cars. My favorite car in Mercedes-Benz E320.

  13. Robert De Niro September 23, 2015 at 4:49 am - Reply

    The 503hp engine of Mercedes make it different from other cars. I like to get more and more like such cars Mercedes and Ferrari.

  14. Jannik J. September 28, 2015 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Damn hot car! Looks very fine in that red.

  15. Jenna October 9, 2015 at 5:14 am - Reply

    OMG I want to have a drive right nowww !!!

  16. diyet October 17, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    wooowww very very good car 🙂

  17. liveyourdreams October 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    wow… nice car… how much cost?

  18. Maninder Singh Kumar October 31, 2015 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Mercedez is a great brand ….. “Hand me down for one!”

  19. Ruth Ann Lockhart November 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Gotta love that car
    no more grey

  20. TE November 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Wow, its cool car and awesome interior

  21. Keith January 17, 2016 at 10:10 am - Reply

    What a beast it is. Awesome design.

  22. Danny Breedlove January 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    That’s a crazy bad mother of a ride. Had one once, well at least, in my dreams! They pick the right “Guy” to test drive this beauty.

  23. Hile Konsolum January 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Nice quality and nice car 🙂

  24. Cynthia McIntyre January 26, 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Great car!

  25. Borobudur Cinema February 2, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I Love this Car, So Cute
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  26. diziduragi February 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    great cars!

  27. Shiwam February 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    All the cars by Mercedez are great . Everybody want to drive them .

  28. Khaled February 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Cool! Wonderful car and awesome interior!

  29. Marty Rogers February 9, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Damn, what a beautiful car! I’ve just driven the Audi R8 for the first and to say I’m in love is probably understatement of the century. Stunning cars.

  30. pawanoss February 9, 2016 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Awesome car, I wish to buy 🙂

    Pawan
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  31. ranallb February 10, 2016 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Awesome color this cars. I like this!
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    • ranallb February 10, 2016 at 1:28 am - Reply

      comfortable car and nice design.

  32. larisa February 11, 2016 at 3:03 am - Reply

    Wow cool sports car, and the color red, my dream, great photos

  33. bd gost story February 22, 2016 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Wonderful car and awesome interior

  34. gost February 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    wow cool sports car

  35. jacika March 6, 2016 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Nice color this cars. I like this carrrrr….

  36. Andrew Dorko March 16, 2016 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Wow, what a beauty. Looks absolutely breath taking.

  37. Longars March 26, 2016 at 1:22 am - Reply

    I like the design of this model Mercedes. Nothing extra. I would also be happy at least a week ride in a car with the legendary V8 engine. Biturbo is generally the top dreams.

  38. salsapeople March 28, 2016 at 1:39 am - Reply

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  39. Ali Sufyan March 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    brilliant car. i’m just loving it. how much it goes from 0 to 5 seconds?

  40. LucidLusia March 31, 2016 at 8:17 am - Reply

    oh lordy, I just want to drive this thing for 500 km.

  41. Aron April 8, 2016 at 2:11 am - Reply

    I brought up the Turbo into it because that was the original Porsche mentioned in the article. Also, I assume the Turbo is a bit more leery of a Porsche to drive because of the extra power.
    That said, I’m having a hard time finding 0-62 MPH times for the Turbo. Turbo S appears to get there in 3.1 which is 0.7 faster than the AMG GT S.

  42. Find Friends April 28, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Dream car

  43. ajnunes May 13, 2016 at 12:25 am - Reply

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  44. Willian Smith May 14, 2016 at 3:37 am - Reply

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  45. serdar atıcı May 24, 2016 at 4:59 am - Reply

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  47. uanew July 30, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Car of my dream! Beautiful car

  48. motorcruze October 5, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    My dream car. Looks great in that red colour.

  49. Prasad October 6, 2016 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Awesome looking car!

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