Hotcartoday.com - It's kind of the no-brainer, adding a convertible version of the Mercedes-AMG GT. Its forerunner, the SLS, was offered as a roadster, and Mercedes-Benz has an extended tradition of wide open sports autos. Indeed, an AMG GT roadster was ready for development a while earlier. Section of what has kept the business from launching it earlier was concern that it could hurt sales of the Mercedes-Benz SL. It will maybe. However now it's here: Meet up with the AMG GT roadster--and its wilder derivative, the AMG GT C roadster.
The roofectomy is effective, because the AMG GT was designed from the outset to be always a roadster. The small, muscular tail is effective with the long hood and the reduced profile. That is a sports vehicle that evokes basic roadsters of the '60s and 1950s.
The AMG GT roadster will come in two variants: There's a typical GT, scored at 469 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque; it charges from zero to 60 mph in a said 3.9 tops and moments out at a governed 188 mph; above that, AMG is launching a fresh equipment and power level, the GT C, which sits above the GT S but below the GT R versions of the coupe. (Mercedes is mum about a GT C hardtop.) The GT C roadster makes 550 horse power and 502 lb-ft of torque, it's thought to struck 60 mph in 3.7 secs, and the governor is reprogrammed to 196 mph. We think AMG wants to save lots of the 200-plus-mph software for a Dark Series version, which will strike showrooms eventually. All AMG GT models are power by the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, code-named M178 internally.
The roadster rests atop the same framework that forms the foundation of the incredibly in a position AMG GT coupe. The GT C further increases its capacities by fitting lots of improvements that surpass even the GT S coupe, because they're extracted from the GT R. They include rear-wheel steering, which transforms the rear rims in the contrary direction of leading tires at lower rates of speed, and in the same route at 62 above and mph, to improve agility and high-speed steadiness.
The GT C roadster also comes with an electronically handled limited-slip differential, whereas the standard GT roadster does not have that feature. The gearing of the GT C's seven-speed dual-clutch computerized is modified, and the drive setting selector provides an additional Race function. A lithium-ion power will save you valuable pounds. And most obviously perhaps, the AMG GT C roadster is wider--by an impressive 2.3 inches wide. The wider rear end track permits cornering-enhancing wider auto tires, and it lends a definite turn to this most extreme of AMG roadsters.
Up front, both roadsters are built in with the new Panamericana grille first seen on the GT R. It really is part of your front fascia which includes active aero elements. Eventually the GT and GT S hardtops will have the new front side end as well.
Prices is yet to be released, but the bottom part roadster will exceed the typical coupe's tariff of $112,125. And with the GT S hardtop at $132,125, the GT C convertible could maintain the $150K community. We expect the new model to seem at dealerships by show up 2017.