Mercedes-AMG GT Roadsters

Two gorgeous new roadsters join the AMG family

Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, Germany, just minted a pair of new AMG GT roadster variants, labelled simply as the AMG GT, and the AMG GT C. These models sit beneath the top-dog AMG GT R in terms of all-out performance, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less envy-inducing.

The GT is the entry-level roadster – as if any Mercedes-AMG product could be considered entry-level – while the GT C occupies the upper deck. Both vehicles are endowed with twin-turbo direct-injected 4.0-litre V8 engines, producing 476 and 557 horsepower respectively. Gear changes are managed by AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmissions.

Mercedes-AMG claims 0-100 km/h times of 4.0 seconds for the GT and 3.7 seconds for the GT C; both mighty impressive. While the AMG GT is definitely no slouch on the road, the GT C, denoted by its wider rear fenders and track, is fortified with many of the performance-related components that make the GT R such a formidable foe. And to ensure that the GT C also sounds the part, it’s fitted with a variable-performance exhaust system.

All five members of the AMG GT family benefit from torsionally-rigid lightweight aluminum body shells. The triple-layer fabric lids defining the new roadsters open and close in eleven seconds or so, and can be operated at speeds up to 50 km/h.

No word on pricing yet, but a fat wallet will help. Need more encouragement, watch this:

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