What can you get for £120k these days? A loft conversion (maybe), a studio apartment (in Bulgaria perhaps), a central London parking space (if you’re lucky).
On the car front at least, your options open up. It’s the ballpark price where the Audi R8, Porsche 911 and Aston Martin Vantage are slugging it out in the not-officially-a-supercar-but-pretty-damn-close department.
And now, the Mercedes-AMG GT is set to join in. Following in the wake of the gull-wing-doored SLS, this smaller, neater and curvier GT has borrowed the good bits from its predecessor (except the doors) and carved out its own distinctive look. The long bonnet and perched cockpit evoke the look of an old racer, while at the back, the Jaguar F-Type now has an early rival for the sexiest rear on the road right now.
With two versions launching — a souped-up GT S alongside the standard GT, due later — Mercedes is hoping the two-seater will be a more accessible option than the bigger, brasher and pricier SLS. What’s £120k these days after all?
Engine — 3,982cc twin-turbocharged V8
Power — 503 bhp
0–60mph — 3.8seconds
Top speed — 193mph
Price — approx £120,000 (tba, early 2015)