2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster
550 horsepower, 502lb/ft of torque twin-turbo V8 engine
7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission
Driven only 1,342 miles since new
Over $11,000 in factory options, including Burmester High-End Surround Sound System
Shares performance parts with Mercedes-AMG’s GT R
0-60 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds
Mercedes-AMG has always had their sights set on Porsche’s 911 as both a benchmark and competition, creating increasingly upgraded sports cars to match its rival. One of their latest creations is this: the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GTC. The tried-and-true formula of adding more power and increasingly handling is employed with gusto and births a convertible that can hang with the much larger (and more performance oriented) competition.
AMG has always been known for putting mega powerhouses under the hood and this car is no exception. When you lift the hood, you’re greeted with an unfamiliar sight of an engine pushed back incredibly far towards the firewall. The German engineers ultimately decided that in order to increase handling, they placed the engine behind the front axle for better weight distribution thus better handling. With all the power coming from the engine, that is a well-thought-out and appreciated concept, because this monster of an engine produces a staggering 550 horsepower and 502lb/ft of torque. With power sent through a lightning-quick 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, when the fury approaches redline, a quick click of the shift paddles extends the thunderous engine’s exhaust note until you recede your foot from the throttle pedal.
Standard from the Mercedes-AMG factory includes exotic items such as a dry-sump lubrication system, AMG Electronic Limited Slip Differential, Carbon Fiber driveshaft, AMG adaptive Sport Suspension, AMG’s High-Performance Exhaust system, and other performance-related options listed on the window sticker in the photo gallery. Some parts are shared between the GT C and the GT R, AMG’s hardcore track performer. Items such as wide rear fenders, rear wheel steering, taller first and 7th gears, and electronically controlled limited-slip differential. Performance seats keep you planted inside the car during aggressive driving that are heated. Dual zone climate control is standard, as it PARKTRONIC, AIRSCARF Ventilated Headrests, Power Retractable soft-top, and other features.
This particular GT C Roadster was optioned with the Magnetite Black metallic paint, Macchiato Beige Exclusive Nappa Leather interior, Carbon Fiber Trim in Silver Matte finish, AMG Performance Full DINAMICA (Alcantara) Steering Wheel, Seat Belts in Silver, DISTRONIC PLUS, 19″/20″ AMG Cross-spoke Forged Wheels in Titanium Finish, Black Soft Top, and Burmerster High-End Surround Sound System. Including destination and delivery along with other fees, the total MSRP was $170,815.
Driven only 1,342 miles since purchased, the owner decided that she wanted to drive something else as her everyday car. When the Mercedes arrived at Canepa, being a new car there weren’t any surprises. Looking as though it just rolled off the showroom floor, the GT C Roadster is ready to excite its driver and passenger with miles of headroom and with enough horsepower and torque to embarrass many other performance cars today.