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Default The Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster, now revealed

A video teaser of the Mercedes-AMG GT C has been released ahead of its official global premiere next month at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The GT C is essentially a convertible version of the AMG GT sportscar, which was unveiled at the last Paris Motor Show in 2014.

The upcoming Mercedes roadster is expected to have a soft top convertible roof, rather than a retractable hardtop. This choice would have been made in order to avoid the GT C from becoming too heavy. The convertible will likely sit between the GT S and the range-topping GT R.

The Mercedes AMG GT C is expected to house the same 4.0-litre V8 engine that is found in its coupe sibling. Official output figures haven't yet been revealed. But since the GT C will be placed between the GT S that develops 503 BHP and the GT R that churns out 577 BHP, it is likely that the AMG GT C will have a power figure of around 530 BHP.



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Mercedes-AMG GT and GT C Roadster revealed

After releasing a video teaser a couple of days ago, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the AMG GT Roadster through a set of official images. The convertible iteration of the AMG GT sportscar is scheduled to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show next month. It will be available in two versions - GT Roadster and GT C Roadster.

The convertible AMG GT gets a soft top roof that will be available in three colours - beige, black, and red. The roof can be operated electronically, even when the car is moving at speeds up to 50 km/h. It is not clear how much weight the soft top mechanism and structure strengthening adds to the Roadsters. Mercedes-Benz claims that the soft top supporting structure is made from lightweight material combining elements like magnesium, steel, and aluminum.

Powering both the convertibles is the same 4.0-litre, bi-turbo V8 engine that is used in the GT coupe. However, Mercedes engineers have fiddled with the power mill, and it now develops 469 BHP and 630 Nm of torque in the AMG GT Roadster, which is a jump of 13 BHP and 29 Nm from the coupe's power output figures. The car also boasts of a 0-100 km/h time of 4 seconds and a top speed of 303 km/h.

Meanwhile, the GT C Roadster develops 549 BHP and 680 Nm from the same 4.0-litre, V8 bi-turbo. The added power helps it to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in 3.7 seconds, before reaching its top speed of 315 km/h.

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Wow! It has become a Z4!
Or is it just me?
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Being over 200 Kilos lighter than the portly SL. Could this be defined as the new Sports-Leicht in the Mercedes range?
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AMG chief executive Tobias Moers has confirmed that the 555hp, 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and updated exterior of the recently revealed GT C Roadster will be carried over to a future GT Coupe model. However, he did not confirm whether it would come as new model or be a facelifted version of the GT S.
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Along with its more potent engine, which produces around 45hp more than that of the AMG GT S, the GT C Roadster receives altered gear ratios for its seven-speed Speedshift dual-clutch transaxles as well. The GT C Roadster also adopts the active air management system that made its debut on the hardcore GT R. It uses a series of vertical louvres within the grille, which automatically open and close depending on the temperature of the engine to either enhance cooling or smooth airflow.
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