The new Mercedes-AMG GT and GT C Roadsters Are Out on the Prowl
Mercedes has graced us with the presence of their fresh AMG GT Roadster edition, available both in the basic 469-hp form and the over-the-top 547-hp GT C guise. Aside from being a little bit more powerful than the AMG GT S Coupe, this vehicle also shows off some of the technology the AMG GT R is making use of.
For instance, the new AMG GT C features the GT R’s rear axle steering, electronic locking differential and a wider rear track. Also worth mentioning is the 501 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque available from just 1900 rpm, which means 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 196mph (316 km/h) – please note that the AMG GT Roadster will need 4 seconds to do the same and will max out at 187 mph.
Both Mercedes vehicles hide the same twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 under the hood, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and nothing else. The fabric roof opens and closes in just eleven seconds, at speeds of up to 32 mph (50 km/h), and comes in either black, red or beige, while the cabin can be purchased in one of ten colors, and the exterior benefits from one more color.
Further details reveal that the new AMG GT Roadster also packs the same active air management system the GT R features, with vertical louvres behind the front fascia adjusting the cooling performance depending on driving conditions, while the AMG Panamericana front grille and its 15 chrome-plated vertical bars remind us of the company’s legacy.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and the GT C Roadster will be premiered at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in just two weeks.