2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Edition 50
The second model developed in its entirety by AMG after the SLS, the AMG GT is a marked departure from the cars Mercedes typically fields. A quick review of the car’s specifications confirms that it’s exactly the type of car to get enthusiasts excited: rear wheel drive, front-mid engine, transaxle dual clutch at the back of the car, aluminum chassis, 1.06g of lateral acceleration, and 0-60 mph in about 3.5 seconds. The dry sump hot-V twin-turbocharged V8 makes the full complement of raucous noises we’ve come to appreciate from AMG and the entire car has an athletic, lithe feel, both in terms of how it looks and how it goes down the road.
For the 2018 model year, the car was facelifted, both aesthetically and mechanically, receiving a power increase of 14 hp for the base model, and a new model added, the GT C, which sits above both the base model and the GT S. Against the 469 hp of the standard car and the 515 hp of the GT S, the GT C has 550 hp, and is equipped with wider fenders and active rear steering, neither of which is available on the lower trim models. GT C is also equipped with AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension combined with infinitely variable adaptive adjustable damping. Wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the front and rear axles are made entirely from forged aluminum to reduce unsprung mass.
To celebrate the arrival of the GT C in 2017, the Edition 50 was introduced, honoring the 50 years since the founding of AMG in 1967. Available in two exclusive special paint finishes, Designo Graphite Grey Magno and Designo Cashmere White Magno, the Edition 50 also gained black chrome finish to both the wheels and exterior trim.
The interior is characterized by a contrast between black and silver, which is applied to the silver and balck nappa leather with grey diamond-patterned contrasting topstitching, and also by the black AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with grey contrasting topstitching, “Edition” lettering on the steering wheel bezel and 12 o’clock mark in silver pearl.
The vehicle offered for sale is finished in Designo Graphite Grey Magno and sports steel brakes, panoramic roof and many more features. The has had one owner since new and was originally delivered in Italy on the 31st of January 2018. It has had four services (routine maintenance), all carried out at AMG official workshops and is current on service.