Mercedes-AMG GT C: Can it Really Do a 7-second Top Speed Run?

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AMG’s purported stats make this roadster one of the quickest street cars on sale today, but do they add up in the real world? 

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C is one of the quickest cars on the street with power and performance numbers that allow this sleek fastback to go head-to-head with just about anything. In the video above from YouTubers AutoTopNL, we ride along as the turbocharged Benz makes a hard run from a stop up past 186 miles per hour.

AMG GT Power

Under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 that delivers 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque by means of a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. While this Benz weighs right around two tons with a driver, it still offers incredible performance.

To be exact, Mercedes states that the GT C will get from a stop to 60 MPH in just 3.3 seconds while getting up to 100 takes about 7.3 seconds. Those numbers make this AMG one of the quickest street cars on sale today, but are those numbers achievable in the real world?

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C Rear

Top Speed Blast

In the video above, the matte black Mercedes-Benz AMG GT makes a wide-open run from a stop up to its top speed of 304 kilometers per hour. For those readers who aren’t familiar with the conversion from kilometers per hour to miles per hour, 60 miles per hour is about 96 kilometers per hour and 100 miles per hour is right around 160 kilometers per hour. That top speed of 189 KPH translates to about 189 MPH, and while the official top speed of this car is 196 MPH – this is pretty close for what appears to be a public road.

The twin turbocharged Benz takes about 3.7 seconds to dash from a stop to 100 KPH (62 MPH) while 160 kilometers per hour takes just 7.55 seconds. The curvy coupe gets up to 200 kilometers per hour in just over 11 seconds, but the final climb from 200 to 304 takes a bit longer. To be exact, the AMG GT takes right around 39 seconds to hit 304 KPH, with the final climb of 50 ticks on the speedometer taking the longest time.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C 304kmh

The AMG GT C in this video doesn’t quite match the claims, but for a real world run, those are all solid numbers. There aren’t many street cars in the world that will blast from a stop to 189 MPH at all, let alone do it in under 40 seconds, so crank up your speakers and enjoy.

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Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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