With Wings or Without? We Test Both Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GTs

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT coupe and roadster

Before marketers hijacked them, before BMW slapped them on an awkward hatchback, and long before you could buy a Mitsubishi Outlander GT, the letters “GT” defined a very specific type of automobile. A grand tourer, or gran turismo, was a swift, athletic car that placed equal priority on upscale trimmings, long-distance comfort, and imposing style. A GT was the driving connoisseur’s road-trip machine, tailor-made for a holiday through the Alps or a blast across the United States. Today, GT is merely an ambiguous term that’s about as meaningful as the letters S, LTZ, or SEL. READ MORE ››

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