The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster is a completely new version in this range's product portfolio, sitting midway between the GT S and GT R. This cabrio version of the German sports car comes in two different flavors. While the GT Roadster has the same 476 hp as the GT hardtop, the GT C reaches 558 hp and 680 Nm of torque with the same 4-liter V8 engine of the family, besides having, among others, some of the technical features of the AMG GT R. Some of these shared features are the steerable rear axle or the self-locking differential with electronic regulation.
But that's not all, because the AMG GT C Roadster has an active spoiler (which deploys or retracts depending on speed and driving program) wider, a rear axle that is 57 mm wider, as well as tires (305/30) to ensure greater cornering speed and improve traction.
Some aerodynamic parts, also inherited from the AMG GT R, help to better cool the mechanics and make it more stable and comfortable. Exclusively for this AMG GT C, the seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox has been modified with a shorter first gear to improve acceleration and a longer seventh gear to improve fuel consumption.
Despite Mercedes' efforts to keep weight in check, the GT Roadster weighs 1,670 kg (55 more than its Coupé counterpart) and 1,735 kg for the GT C Roadster (90 kg more than the GT S Coupé) due to all the structural reinforcements that have had to be made in order not to lose rigidity compared to its hard-top siblings. Despite the weight increase, the GT C Roadster manages to launch to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and continue flying up to 316 km/h (4 seconds and 302 km/h in "the access version").
The hood takes 11 seconds to deploy and can be operated at up to 50 km/h.
We don't know the prices yet, but it won't be very cheap and we'll have to start saving. If we want to wear our mane to the wind in this German V8 sports car we can expect an increase of 10 to 15% over its Coupé equivalent.