Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family, with two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports car.
Alongside the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT C Roadster enhances the portfolio with a completely new model variant. With an output of 550bhp and peak torque of 680Nm, the AMG GT C is the most powerful new Roadster variant and uses some of the technical refinements of the AMG GT R.
These include active rear axle steering and the electronically controlled rear axle locking differential. In combination with AMG Ride Control sport suspension, the AMG GT C Roadster guarantees dynamic performance at the very highest level.
The AMG GT C Roadster also takes its lead from the top AMG GT R sports car where muscular proportions are concerned – the wider rear fenders create space for a wider track and wider wheels at the rear axle, allowing for excellent traction and even higher cornering speeds. The variable performance exhaust system also ensures an authentic V8 sound from the AMG Roadster.
With the two Roadster variants, the Mercedes-AMG GT family has now increased to five members. The two new sports cars with fabric soft-tops likewise have the technical genes for which AMG is famous. These include a lightweight and torsionally rigid aluminum bodyshell, plus powerful and efficient V8 biturbo engines. The entry level into the Roadster world is the AMG GT with an output of 469bhp.
The AMG GT C Roadster adds a completely new output level. With 550bhp, it is the more powerful of the two new open-top sports cars. The AMG GT C Roadster not only delivers more power and torque, it also impresses with numerous technical highlights from the Mercedes-AMG GT R for even more dynamic performance.
The AMG GT C Roadster is also equipped with a lithium-ion battery and has more exclusive appointments. Standard features include a Nappa leather interior, AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather/Dinamica microfiber and the additional transmission mode “Race”.
Both Roadsters are quickly transformed from coupes to open-top sports cars. The fabric roof opens and closes in around 11 seconds, and can do this at speeds of up to 50km/h. The three soft-top colours (black, red and beige) can be chosen to suit the 11 exterior and 10 interior colours.
The three-layered fabric roof is supported by a lightweight magnesium/steel/aluminum structure which helps to keep the centre of gravity low. Additional rollover protection is provided by an integrated aluminium cross-member with rollover bars.
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