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The Mercedes AMG GT’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.
The Mercedes AMG GT has standard Active Brake Assist, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The 812 Superfast doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.
The Mercedes AMG GT’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.
The Mercedes AMG GT’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.
The Mercedes AMG GT has standard Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.
Both the Mercedes AMG GT and the 812 Superfast have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensors and available blind spot warning systems.
The AMG GT comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The 812 Superfast’s 3-year/100,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.
The Mercedes AMG GT’s corrosion warranty is 2 years and unlimited miles longer than the 812 Superfast’s (5/unlimited vs. 3/100,000).
There are almost 10 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Ferrari dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the AMG GT’s warranty.
On the EPA test cycle the Mercedes AMG GT Auto with its standard turbo V8 gets better fuel mileage than the 812 Superfast Auto (16 city/22 hwy vs. 12 city/16 hwy).
The Mercedes AMG GT stops much shorter than the 812 Superfast:
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The Mercedes AMG GT’s 295/30R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the 812 Superfast’s standard 35 series tires.
The Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe handles at 1.12 G’s, while the 812 Superfast pulls only 1.03 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.
The Mercedes AMG GT R Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the 812 Superfast (22.8 seconds @ .96 average G’s vs. 23.3 seconds @ .93 average G’s).
For better maneuverability, the Mercedes AMG GT’s turning circle is 3.4 feet tighter than the 812 Superfast’s (37.7 feet vs. 41.1 feet).
The Mercedes AMG GT is 3.9 inches shorter than the 812 Superfast, making the Mercedes AMG GT easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
The Mercedes AMG GT has 2.5 inches more front headroom and 2.9 inches more front shoulder room than the 812 Superfast.
With its convertible body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the Mercedes AMG GT offers cargo security. The 812 Superfast’s defeats cargo security.
To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Mercedes AMG GT’s available trunk can be opened just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.
The Mercedes AMG GT offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
Unlike the driver-only memory system optional at extra cost in the 812 Superfast, the Mercedes AMG GT has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.
The Mercedes AMG GT’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The 812 Superfast’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.
The Mercedes AMG GT’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The 812 Superfast’s available power window controls are spread out on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.
If the windows are left open on the Mercedes AMG GT the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the 812 Superfast can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Mercedes AMG GT detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.
To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield, the Mercedes AMG GT offers optional extendable sun visors. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer extendable visors.
Optional air-conditioned seats in the Mercedes AMG GT keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.
To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Mercedes AMG GT offers an optional Active Distance Assist Distronic, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The 812 Superfast doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.
The Mercedes AMG GT comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Ferrari 812 Superfast isn’t available as a convertible.
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