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Mercedes-Benz wants to take on Porsche in the high-end sports-car market. Its new GT S is perfectly poised to do just that, says Dan Neil

The new Mercedes-Benz GT S ($153,760, as tested) presents itself as alternative history: What if 1955 never happened? That was the year one of the factory’s 300 SLR’s, one of the dominant race cars of the era, did a fiery cartwheel into the grandstands at Le Mans, killing scores of spectators. In genuine sorrow Mercedes-Benz withdrew from racing and, after 300/190 SL production ended in 1963, lost interest in sports cars altogether for decades.

The GT S: Mercedes Reclaims Its Sports-Car Roots - WSJ
 
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