THE PROS & CONS
What’s Best: Immensely fast, Immensely capable, wow-factor looks.
What’s Worst: Consumes fuel in big gulps, Stiff ride.
What’s Interesting: The soft top can be raised or lowered in just 11 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h.
It’s been a few weeks since I handed back the keys to the Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster, but its apocalyptic V8 rumble is still resonating inside my cranium.
A long drive in this baleen-snouted Mercedes felt like something along the lines of an MMA style ground and pound. Having to peel my body off of the particularly hard sport seats mounted about a millimeter off the ground made me thankful that I’m still reasonably limber.
This super sports car is an all-out assault on the senses and it makes no excuses about what it is or what its intentions are.
Over 2 metres wide, even the proportions are out of this world reminiscent of an old E-Type Jag, or the now discontinued Viper, with its impossibly long hood and short rear deck.
Once your butt is planted in the driver’s seat, you will find yourself ensconced deep in the car, surrounded by exquisitely stitched Nappa leather, real metal, and carbon fibre. The stiff seats hug your back and hips as if they’ll never let go.