2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50
One of 50
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50
- Edition 50: Commemorates 50 Years of AMG
- First 50 Roadster of 500 Made Total
- Designo Graphite Gray Magno Paint
- P97 Edition 50: $15k Upgrade
- 4.0L/550HP BiTurbo V8
- One Owner with 14k Miles
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“You'll be hard-pressed to find a sharper drop-top than the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster short of joining the $200,000 club.” –Automobile magazine, May 2018
Here's the Mercedes-Benz corporate explanation for this special automobile: “Mercedes-AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. To the theme of '50 Years of Driving Performance,' the sports car and performance brand is marking the occasion by extending the AMG GT family of sports cars with the new Mercedes-AMG GT C.... We are kicking off our anniversary year with the exclusive Edition 50 model... The new models are identifiable by the distinctive AMG Panamericana grille, which is now shared by all AMG GT models. Underlining the motor sport heritage, the grille features 15 chrome-plated, vertical bars.... The new front apron emphasizes the car's width, making it sit flatter on the road. The large outer air inlets guarantee the supply of cooling air to the engine.”
Offered here is a 14,300-mile, one-owner, pristine-condition example of one of the first 50 of 500 AMG GT cars, the “Edition 50” (P97 option; $15,000 when new) special model. Striking in its low-sheen, stealth-inspired Graphite Gray Magno paint over unique black-and-silver-gray leather, there is no mistaking this top-of-the-line Mercedes sports car. Indeed, every aspect of the car—from its AMG-bespoke grille and complex projector-beam and LED headlight system to its gently sloping, sculpted rear deck—bears out that assessment. Every aspect of the exterior finish, including on the black-fabric convertible top, is without flaw. The same is true for the beautifully executed Mercedes emblems, among them the tasteful “GT Edition 50” rear-deck model identification. Minor cosmetic damage in 2018 to the left-front of the car was professionally repaired at the time with no sign of any damage or repair remaining.
Inside, the car is replete with special details rendered across a decidedly driver-centric cabin. The black-and-silver combination on seating surfaces, door trim, and dash is both stylish and classic. A pleated treatment graces the seat upholstery and door panels. Piano-black trim surrounds the console-mounted controls. The leather-trimmed, flat-bottom sport steering wheel frames a 220-mph speedometer and 7,000-rpm-redline tachometer, with added digital displays. The center-dash, pop-up screen handles infotainment and navigation. A tastefully embossed AMG logo on the console storage lid (just behind the 7-speed automatic transmission shifter) and “Edition 50” identification capture the car's distinctive pedigree. Interior surfaces are free of even minor flaws, wear marks, or abrasion. The driver's door sill shows only very slight scuff marks. Carpets are protected with AMG-logo carpet mats.
Under the hood, the 550-horsepower, bi-turbo, AMG-assembled, V8 engine, bearing its engine-builder's signature, is as clean, tidy, and complete as it was when it left the factory. It has not been modified. In the same way, the car's undercarriage is free of damage or any sign of abuse from over-enthusiastic or track-day driving. Race-inspired carbon-fiber x-pattern frame bracing shows the extent to which AMG went to create this high-performance automobile.
The Mercedes model-description literature expanded on other chassis details: “Wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the front and rear axles are made entirely from forged aluminum to reduce the un-sprung masses. In addition, the wheels are located by double wishbones. The resulting camber and track stability allows high cornering speeds while giving the driver optimum, highly precise road feedback right up to the very high critical cornering limits.”
The truly exceptional condition of this AMG GT C roadster is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 190 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this very special GT500. Our showroom is not open to the public.
“Mercedes-AMG extensively upgrades the AMG GT Family” was how the company headlined the launch communications for this fine motorcar.
Talk about "truth in advertising."