The Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster is a convertible version of the popular variant that has been revealed in a brand new teaser.
True to its name, the teaser video is extremely limited in content. It shows the profile of the car but the entire design continues to stay camouflaged. The drop top version is very close to its official launch. For any buyer who has been waiting for the Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster to hit the stores, it might be a couple more weeks before the auto brand makes the big announcement.
The sports car range under the Mercedes AMG partnership is expanding its lineup. The GT R variant is also in the cards. It was recently spotted by spy photographers when the engineers took it for a test ride at the Nurburgring race track. The new model gets rid of the hard tops used in the SL and the SLC variant.
Instead, the Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster is going with a softer top that has a less complex unit. The new setup significantly reduces the time it takes to roll in or roll out. Tobias Moers, head of the Mercedes AMG division confirmed that the Roadster is coming which will be revealed before the end of the year.
While he did confirm that they are going to launch an open top version, there was no word on the specifications of the upcoming car. The only information Moers shared was that it will be a perfect sports car in every aspect. In other words, the design will be sporty and aggressive while the powertrain used in the GT C Roadster is going to be extremely powerful. It will be a tweaked version of the engine that is already being used in the SL model.
The engineers have incorporated great stiffness in the Mercedes AMG GT C’s chassis allowing the driver to have sharp control over the vehicle. Even though, the chassis suffers due to the structural loss with no roof, the stiffness in the chassis continues to provide the necessary control to the driver. The suspension is going to remain fairly the same as the hard top version.
An electric fabric hood is used in the Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster edition. The hood helps reduce the complexity of the setup while maintaining the weight of the car and the overall cost under control. Mercedes AMG is working on a more powerful version of the Roadster to be released under the black series category.