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Intimate Sneak Peek at the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster
A desolate desert highway is an unlikely locale for a brash open-air sports car, but our pre-production 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C cuts through the barren open spaces outside of Las Vegas with a singular purpose. Piloted by AMG boss Tobias Moers, the prototype is undergoing testing before the final green light for production, enabling Moers to ensure the track-ready ride drives and feels exactly as it should.
I can’t reach the car’s controls from the passenger seat— Robb Report is strictly along for the ride while Moers drives this pre-production example—but the seat-of-the-pants sensations are indelible. From the crackle of the V-8 to how the chassis adheres to pavement, the GT C seems completely in sync with the tarmac below, grasping surefootedly as it negotiates the road’s rollercoaster-like undulations and tight corners. The responsiveness is no surprise, as the coupe was originally engineered with roadster duty in mind.
An Intimate Sneak Peek at the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster | Automobiles