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The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S is designed as the Porsche 911 killer and Mercedes is hoping if buyers are looking at a sports car in the $100,000 - $200,000 range they will look at this car. Price: $149,000 0-100 km/h: 3.8 seconds Top speed: 310 km/h It looks a lot like the 911 with the teardrop rear window, but unlike the 911 the engine is in the front. Globe Drive Columnist Peter Cheney took one for a spin in the rain around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park northeast of Toronto.

Mercedes-AMG GT S at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. April 21, 2015

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Mercedes-AMG GT S at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. April 21, 2015

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Mercedes-AMG GT S at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. April 21, 2015

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Peter Cheney stands outside the Mercedes-AMG GT S at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. April 21, 2015

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Mercedes-AMG GT S at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. April 21, 2015

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Peter Cheney prepares to drive the Mercedes-AMG GT S at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. April 21, 2015

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Mercedes-AMG GT S at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont. April 21, 2015

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