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Mercedes AMG GTC Roadster And GTR Unveiling At Paris Motor Show – Video

Mercedes AMG GTC Roadster And GTR Unveiling At Paris Motor Show – Video

Mercedes AMG GTC Roadster And GTR Unveiling At Paris Motor Show.

The German automaker will offer both a GT Roadster and a quicker GT C Roadster variant. They each share the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 of their fixed-top brethren, but with different outputs. The standard GT Roadster makes 469 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque while the GT C Roadster makes 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 mph times of 3.9 and 3.7 seconds, respectively, match the normal GT and GT S coupes despite both hardtops having less power. That’s likely a result of the droptops weighing more. Mercedes didn’t disclose curb weights, but the convertibles have thicker rocker panels with more “chambers,” a rear shock tower brace and additional bracing behind the dashboard. Add in all of the soft-top mechanisms and you’ll likely see a substantial weight gain.

On the outside, the GT C gets the wider rear fenders of the top-tier GT R, which house wider wheels and tires. The GT C also hides active rear steering, AMG RIDE CONTROL adjustable suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential under those fenders. The upgraded model gets the AMG performance exhaust system, as well. The regular GT makes do with AMG Sport suspension, a mechanical limited-slip differential and rear wheels that don’t steer.

 

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