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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C is absolutely stunning

Mercedes' halo car looks like nothing else on the road today. Be prepared for stares.

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This hand-built German missile is the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C.

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A 4.0-liter biturbo V8 is tuned for 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque but the GT C is also about elegance and sophistication.

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Power goes to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. 

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Massive amount of grip is available thanks to Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch wheels at the rear.

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My tester's Cardinal Red Metallic paint job highlights the long hood and sculpted rear end. Be prepared for stares.

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Standard rear steering keeps the rear wheels turning in the opposite direction to the fronts at speeds up to 62 miles per hour. 

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My tester is equipped with the optional $8,950 high-performance ceramic brakes which while pricey are totally worth it. 

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Mercedes says the GT C can get to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 196 mph.

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The old COMAND infotainment system is here on a 10.25-inch center  screen.

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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C starts at $150,900 plus $995 for destination. My tester with the upgraded brakes, adaptive cruise control and some extra carbon fiber bits comes to $173,695 including destination.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of this sophisticated rocket.

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