Published on May 4th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
VOTY 2019//Supercar – Mercedes-AMG GT C
Here’s where the excitement peaks. Supercars are what we find on the walls of our childhood bedrooms. They are meant to evoke feelings of wonder and awe. In this category, we looked for a vehicle that could obliterate on the track and look like something out of this world. We were looking for the best, and that is what we found.
Our supercar of the year goes to the Mercedes-AMG GT C. This model takes everything that we loved about the 2017 VOTY winner and dials it up a notch. A wider body kit gives the GT C a distinct silhouette that looks out of this world. More power has been extracted from the monstrous V8 Biturbo engine, but it balances that off with rear-axle steering for tighter control of the vehicle. This is AMG doing what they do best without taking away any creature comforts.
Mercedes-AMG GT C Specifications
Engine: 4.0-litre Biturbo V8
Power: 557hp @ 5750rpm
Torque: 680Nm @ 2200rpm
Transmission: 7-speed DCT
0-100km/h: 3.7 seconds
Top Speed: 316 km/h
Selling Price: RM1,495,888
How VOTY Winners are selected.
Our process is simple and clean.
All cars launched in Malaysia within 13 months of 2019 are eligible for entry. We contact all car brands operating in the country and ask to test these cars. There are no participation fees, no buying of tables at the event, no charge whatsoever. All that’s needed is a fresh enough car, and a willingness to give our judges a test drive.
About a month before the event, the four judges from dsf.my and gohedgostan.com (Daniel Sherman Fernandes, Ross Hadi, Amirul Mukminin and Subhash Nair) convene to discuss which vehicles impressed us in each category. The judges can only vote on cars that they’ve driven. A simple majority is all it takes for a car to win in a category.
Our title sponsor Allianz recognises the integrity of our team and all players involved in deciding on winners and leaves all decisions to us regarding the winners. We hope our readers appreciate the efforts of all parties involved and provide us with feedback on how we can further improve on this.