The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster is quite a looker! The proportions are amazing. It is both luxurious and sporty. The folding soft top is a marvel of efficiency and space savings. If I needed to drive a practical car as a daily driver, I would want this for the weekends!
The photography in this article from Jalopnik really caught my eye. They were able to drive a GT C and a classic 300SL together and the similarities are so beautiful. Both of these cars look like artwork when parked.
Please do take a moment and admire the images. Read the article too! The insights into the driving dynamics of the two vehicles is very interesting:
“I had altered my standards of comfort to fit the car. Is that weird? Honestly, it’s because everything else is so staggeringly good that you simply don’t care about stupid things like comfort anymore.”
“I’d never driven a car that felt so unshakably capable. Even the thuds that sounded from closing its doors inspired confidence. The sheer strength of the engine, the force of its brakes and its tight suspension all shouted in my ear that there was little this car couldn’t do. This was what modern was supposed to be. This was what modern was supposed to feel like. ”
“Getting into the SL involved climbing over its formidable sills—wide, because of the Gullwing’s design, which came first. And because this was a car from the 1950s, there was nothing in the way of seat belts roll-over protection. That, at least, made the visibility incredible. ”
“That was the spookiest thing about the 300SL Roadster. It didn’t feel old at all. It was comfortable and agreeable. Totally daily drivable. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I certainly wasn’t expecting something that felt comparable in quality to a car you could buy new today.”