Mercedes AMG has revealed the GT C and the GT Roadster model, putting an end to all the rumors floating around.
For many weeks, it was rumored that Mercedes is about to launch a GT C variant in association with their favorite partner AMG. There was hardly any solid evidence to justify the rumor but now we have the official photos, specifications much ahead of the proposed 2016 Paris auto show reveal. The car looks as stylish as it should be because any model from the Mercedes stable should be extremely luxurious in looks with immense horsepower packed under the hood.
The Mercedes AMG GT C enters the market as a drop top Roadster variant. While the company do have plans to launch another variant with a hard top coupe, it is yet to be officially confirmed. The Roadster variant is powered by a 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine connected to a seven speed dual clutch transmission system with an automatic transaxle. The powertrain can produce 550 horsepower coupled with 502 lb feet of torque.
Mercedes GT S coupe is lower in terms of power compared to the GT C Roadster but it delivers less hp than the GT R coupe that delivers 577 horsepower with 516 lb feet of torque. The automobile brand is focused on segregating the models the right way so that they lineup is complete and doesn’t offer the same performance at different price points. The new GT C Roadster can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph.
Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster borrows some of the performance aspects from the GT R. Notable changes done in the car include a wider track, fenders. Instead of using carbon fiber materials as in the GT R, the engineers have reduced the overall weight of the car by using lithium ion battery. The GT Roadster which happens to be one among the new launches produces a cool 469 horsepower coupled with 465 lb feet of torque.
The base chassis of the Roadster edition of the cars are made stronger and chunkier so that they can compensate the missing top. The soft top is power retractable and it takes about 11 seconds for it to close. The Mercedes AMG GT C and the GT Roadster will be displayed at the 2016 Paris auto show. They will hit dealership stores in U.S. this month.