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The Sights and Sounds of the New Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

by TrackWorthy,

“… a highly dynamic driving experience in a very exclusive ambience, coupled with that pure roadster feeling.”Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH
Earlier this year, TrackWorthy covered the unveiling of the Mercedes-AMG GT C in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show. Now, we can share some more awesome footage of the roadster variant with you!

The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster enhances the GT lineup with a completely new model variant. With an output of 557 hp and peak torque of 502 lb-ft, 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 the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, the AMG GT C Roadster guarantees dynamic performance at the highest level. The top Roadster also takes its lead from the top AMG GT R sports car where muscular proportions are concerned: the wider rear wings create space for a wider track and wider wheels at the rear axle, allowing even higher cornering speeds and best traction. The variable performance exhaust system also ensures an authentic V8 sound from the AMG Roadster.

The new Roadsters make hallmark AMG driving performance an even more intensive experience. “With our two Roadster models, we are strategically expanding the AMG GT family by two exciting variants.” said Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes‑AMG GmbH. “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,”

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 have the technical genes for which AMG is famous. These include the lightweight and torsionally rigid aluminium bodyshell plus powerful and efficient V8 biturbo engines. The entry level into the Roadster world is the AMG GT with an output of 476 hp. The GT C Roadster adds a completely new output level. With 557 hp it is the more powerful of the two new open-top sports cars.

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