Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Revealed; To Debut At The 2016 Paris Motor Show

Well you were warned that this one was coming your way and here it is. The Mercedes-AMG GT has dropped its top and well, it will be showcased at the upcoming Paris Motorshow. The company will showcase two models simultaneously – GT Roadster and GT C – and there are quite a few things to look forward to in the new model.

The AMG GT Roadster builds upon the base version of the hardtop model but there’s addition in both power and features. The AMG GT C will certainly be the one that catches your eye and though it’s unclear exactly how much weight the soft top mechanism adds to the GT’s body, Mercedes stresses that the three-layer fabric top is supported by a lightweight structure, combining magnesium, steel, and aluminum.

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The top will be made available in three colours – beige, black, and red and according to what the company claims, can be operated at speeds of up to 50Km/h. Both versions of the roadster will get the active air management system from the GT R, with vertical louvers behind the front fascia that remain closed at lower speeds to reduce drag, but open during more spirited driving to direct airflow to the heat exchangers.

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Side

The top will be made available in three colours – beige, black, and red and according to what the company claims, can be operated at speeds of up to 50Km/h. Both versions of the roadster will get the active air management system from the GT R, with vertical louvers behind the front fascia that remain closed at lower speeds to reduce drag, but open during more spirited driving to direct airflow to the heat exchangers.

 

AMG GT C Roadster (R 190), 2016; Exterieur: designo selenitgrau magno; Interieur: Leder Nappa Exklusiv macchiatobeige; Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: xx.x l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: xxx g/km//AMG GT C Roadster (R 190), 2016; exterior: designo selenit grey magno; interior:Nappa leather exclusive macchiato beige; fuel consumption, combined: xx,x l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: xxx g/km

Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Front
Yes, we’ve said that it’s more powerful too and well it uses the same 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine but brings in some trick features from the super-hardcore AMG GT R. The engine in the GT Roadster develops 469bhp which is 13 more than the Coupe while torque figures stand at 630Nm which is 29Nm more. While that might not be a huge bump, the roadster can go from a standstill to 100km/h in just 4 seconds.

It’s the GT C, however, that will take the cake and the cherry on top of it as well as the same 4.0-litre biturbo V8 generates 550bhp which is 47 more than the GT S Coupe while torque figures stand at 630Nm, which is a jump of 31Nm. The Mercedes-AMG GT C can sprint from 0-100Km/h in just 3.7 seconds and therefore as we had said earlier, the GT C will slot right between the GT S and the hardcore GT R

 

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Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Cabin

What Mercedes has done in the GT C is  remapped the seven-speed dual-clutch Speedshift transmission for the more powerful tune. First gear now has a higher ratio, while seventh gear and the final drive have lower ratios. The GT C also comes with Mercedes-AMG Performance Exhaust system, which we frankly can’t wait to hear the bellow of. But there’s more, the GT C uses the active rear-wheel steering system from the GT R, and the rear fenders are more than two inches wider, to account for the wider track and larger wheels.

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Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Rear

While we are quite sure the Mercedes-AMG GT R will not make it to India, we can’t think of any reason why the GT C should not. There are plenty AMG fans in India and well, they’d like a piece of this machine, so if it does happen, we expect it to come next year but meanwhile we’ll have all the details from the Paris MotorShow, so stay tuned!

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