When you’re looking for the luxury car you want to drive that will likely be the weekend model that you drive just for the fun of it and you have the ability to pay more than $150,000 for the vehicle, there are a couple of choices you should consider for the ride you want. The cars that come to mind right away when you’re considering the vehicle that will allow you to schedule some track time or simply have an amazing cruise in the country are the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Mercedes-AMG GT R.
The Porsche – Luxury and Speed
The 911 name is legendary in the sports luxury car and racing world and most would don you a fool to consider driving anything else. The 911 Turbo model is an amazing car that brings in the drive that is elegant but engaging on the road and at the track. You’ll love the comfort for two in this car and the look and feel that you experience when you get inside. Very few cars can capture your attention the same way and continue to make you feel the fun and drive you to want when you’re out for the ride in your area.
This 911 Turbo model is one that uses a rear mounted flat six-cylinder engine for the power with a 3.8-liter displacement size. This engine adds twin turbocharging to the mix and sets the engine low in the car to deliver you 540 horsepower and 523 lb.-ft. of torque for the drive. With the optional Sports Chrono Package, this car can reach sixty mph in only 2.9 seconds with the top speed that comes extremely close to 200 mph. This is the faster of the two cars and the starting price you’ll find for the 911 Turbo is around $163,000.
The Mercedes – Luxury and Speed
Every time we see the luxury AMG name added to the model from Mercedes we instantly get excited about the power and performance that we can expect from the vehicle that’s being offered. There’s no getting around the absolutely sophisticated style and elegance of what Mercedes has to offer in every car including the GT R. This is sports cart that’s built to drive fast and offer you an amazing ride and performance whether you take it to the track or enjoy the drive during a weekend cruise in the country on the roads in your area.
When you take a look at the Mercedes-AMG GT R and the power offered you’ll find a more traditional drivetrain being offered. This car uses a 4.0-liter V8 engine that’s force-fed and able to send the power to the rear wheels to give you the exciting drive you want. This engine brings you 577 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque while being attached to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. You’ll be able to reach sixty mph in 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph in this car. The price of the Mercedes-AMG GT R is a little less than the Porsche at a starting price of $158,000.
Which one of these two is the right car for you? Take each for a test drive and let the experience tell you which one you want to drive.