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4 Common Misconceptions About Mercedes AMG

The handcrafted Mercedes AMG inspires a lot of misconceptions. While it’s true that the very first Mercedes were race cards, and the AMG carries on that proud tradition, there is a lot more to the Mercedes AMG than just being top in its sports car segment. The AMG GT, for example, is only the second sports car developed completely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. According to the company’s press release, the AMG’s “front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminium lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. Its likewise newly developed AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine underscores the hallmark AMG driving performance. …The new GT combines driving dynamics and first-class racetrack performance with superb everyday practicality, and efficiency that sets new standards in the segment.”

In other words, this is an incredible performance automobile that you CAN drive every day. And boy, will you get there fast! The new AMG GT has a 4-liter V8 biturbo engine that responds immediately with massive power from the low revs. It offers incredible performance from an automobile with a startling 3.8 seconds from zero to 100 kph. It’s a two-seater with plenty of creature comforts, including a “practical tailgate,” an easily accessible luggage compartment, and other well-thought-out features. AMG admits that with the AMG GT they are “positioning Mercedes-AMG even more aggressively than to date as a dynamic sports car brand.” It is indeed a handmade car, and it carries a price tag to match… but you get every bit of what you pay for when you take one home and put it in your garage.

Because relatively few people actually own a Mercedes AMG, but so many people want to buy them, it’s only natural that there might be some misconceptions about them floating around out there. People see a car like this and they must make judgments about it based on their own guesses, what they’ve heard, what they’ve read online, and other sources that are anything but the direct experience of a car like this. Obviously, the asking price make this a car that not just everybody can own… but there’s more to it than that. Every Mercedes AMG is a car that has something to offer the discerning driver, and once you’ve taken the plunge and put one of these incredible automobiles in your driveway or your garage, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without one in the first place. The Mercedes AMG is a car worth having… and that’s why we’d like to dispel some of those misconceptions and myths right now, here in this blog. Let’s get started first with the idea that they’re too costly.

It’s too expensive.

Sure, the asking price of a Mercedes AMG ensures that it’s a car not just anyone is going to be able to buy outright. Not everybody is going to be willing to spend that kind of money on a single, hand-crafted automobile. But if you can afford it, you couldn’t ask for a more incredible car. It’s beautiful, it’s finely tuned, it’s insanely powerful, and it has the kind of style and impressive presence that thrills someone who has always wanted to put themselves behind the wheel of a performance automobile. This is a unique machine, something that didn’t just roll off a cookie-cutter assembly line after being hastily slapped together. This is handmade beauty. This is handmade style. This is handmade power. So what is “expensive” in that context? You are getting every bit of your money’s worth when you purchase an AMG, and that is a fact. What price would you pay for such incredible style, such incredible performance, such incredible craftsmanship, and such superb presence? That, too, is part of what you are paying for when you buy an AMG. Not just anyone can buy an AMG. But of course… you don’t have to buy one to drive one.

That’s the beauty of an exotic rental car company. We put luxury and power, style and presence, within your reach at very reasonable prices. Even if you can’t afford to buy a Mercedes AMG outright, you can afford to rent one. That means you’ll be able to get the experience you want and the power you desire for long enough to enjoy it. Live your life and get what you want out of your motoring experience. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of having spent quality time behind the wheel of a Mercedes AMG. You can rent one from Vanity Exotics today and see how the one percent of the one percent enjoys driving a truly remarkable, handmade car.

It’s not practical as a daily driver.

A massively powerful, handmade race car doesn’t sound like something that would be practical as a daily driver… until you drive it. The Mercedes AMG has all the features and creature comforts you expect from a Mercedes, married to the incredible power of the AMG model. Once you’ve started to drive yours on a regular basis, you won’t want to stop. It’s that addictive.

It’s not safe.

While a car that can go as fast and do as much as the Mercedes AMG is certainly no baby carriage, and if you drive recklessly, you’ll be putting yourself in danger. But you could just as easily put yourself in danger behind the wheel of a vintage AMC Pacer. Driven properly with skill and attentiveness, the AMG is a safe, modern automobile with performance to spare.

It’s TOO powerful.

The other side of the coin, of course, is that there will be those who say the Mercedes AMG is too powerful. But is there any such thing? Until they invent a car that can rocket you to the moon, there’s no such thing as a car that offers too much performance, too much speed, or too much style. When you drive a Mercedes AMG, you are driving a remarkable, handmade machine. Feel what that’s like today. Rent your Mercedes AMG at Vanity Exotics and feel the sensation of this world-class automobile.

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