After recently adding to the GT collection with the AMG GT R, Mercedes are said to be adding another two Roadster variants to the group, the AMG GT and the AMG GT C.
The two seater sports cars are claimed to be the most powerful Roadster variants yet with some refinements transferred over from the AMG GT R, such as rear axle steering with electronically controlled rear axle locking, AMG Ride Control and sports suspension.
The AMG GT C is fully equipped with a lithium-ion battery and as far as interiors go, proves rather swanky yet sleek. Kitted out with nappa leather coating on the seating, this is followed throughout right to the steering wheel which also includes DINAMICA microfiber.
You may struggle on colour choice though as there’s a range of 10 interior colours to choose from. Both of the twin roadsters can be transformed from coupés into open top sports cars, and there’s a choice of three colours, black, red and beige for the soft top as well.
Exterior wise, once again you’re being spoilt for colour, with a selection of 11 colours to choose from and it’s evident that the athletic style of the AMG GT R exterior has been used as inspiration. The wide rear, aluminium side walls and muscular body allow way for 19 and 20-inch light-alloy wheels in a 5 twin-spoke design, helping to increase speed whilst set with that rear axle steering.
As like all cars today, the lighter the weight the better, and that’s exactly what Mercedes have gone for with the AMG GT and GT C Roadsters. The intelligent use of mixed body materials and aluminium alloy has been used for the chassis and body. Magnesium has been used around the front as a lighter element in order to improve the Roadsters agility.
Both GT Roadsters are fit with a V8 engine, including twin turbocharging, making them economy friendly due to the low emissions from the air flow in the fit catalytic converters.
Speed wise these Roadsters are quick; however, the AMG GT C seems to beat the AMG GT by a fraction due to the fact that GT C has a larger output of 410 Kw, as opposed to the GT’s output of 350 kW. The AMG GT C sees a sprint from 0-60mph in an impressive 3.7 seconds, with the ability to reach a top speed of 196mph. As mentioned the AMG GT is slightly slower than the GT C but only marginally, reaching 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds., with an all-round top speed reaching 187mph.
Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH comments – “With our two Roadster models, we are strategically expanding the AMG GT family by two exciting variants. With the AMG GT C Roadster, we are also introducing a new model variant to which we have transferred main performance-related components from our top sports car, the AMG GT R. The result: a highly dynamic driving experience in a very exclusive ambience, coupled with that pure roadster feeling,”.
Overall, we think the roadsters have great potential and are greatly intrigued as to how Mercedes will develop the AMG GT family further over the next few years.
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