It’s a bit obvious, adding a convertible version of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C. Its predecessor, the SLS, was offered as a roadster, and Mercedes-Benz has a long tradition of open sports cars. Indeed, an AMG GT roadster was ready for production some time ago. Part of what prevented the company from launching it earlier was the fear that this would hamper the sales of Mercedes-Benz SL. Perhaps it will be. But now, it’s here: meet the AMG GT roadster and its wildest derivative, the AMG GT roadster.
The open-top versions of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C sports car family are the latest members to join the fold, following the track-oriented GT R. If we were worried that the roadster was going to give up everything in the performance department compared to his brothers coupe, these thoughts are quickly crushed on Route 89A.
With its soft bottom down, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster retreats deep into the corners, quickly manipulates transitions side-by-side without a perceptible body roll and exhibits no sign of understeer, even by the really tight trick. The last convertible from Benz does everything I ask, and it is unquestionably engaged behind the wheel thanks in part to the direction that is sensitive, heavy and communicative. The agility of this roadster can be traced back to its chassis, which is treated with thicker walls, additional dashboard and windshield reinforcements, and a rear sprocket splint. A transom behind the seats to support the rollers is also added to help stiffen things and compensate for the missing fixed roof.
To increase handling capabilities even further, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C pins the GT R parts bin equipment, including its active rear wheel steering system, its electronic differential slip limiter and its adaptive damping suspension. Compared to the GT base, there is also a 2.2-inch wider rear body to accommodate a longer runway and larger 20-inch rear wheels.
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, presented at the Autumn Auto Show last autumn, is essentially the AMG GT R with a folding roof and the V8 dual-turbo clean hand 4.0 liters, producing 27 Hp less. The GT C shares the active rear direction and the electronic lock of the GT R; The more moderate AMG GT Roadster is closer to the basic GT: no rear steering, no electronic locking and “only” 503 hp its 4.0 liter V8. The power is sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission mounted on a limited-slip differential. The suspension of the GT C is a double triangulation coil with active damping of the AMG Ride Control – that the direction of the electric rear wheel is designed to increase maneuverability: below 62 mph, the rear wheels can Reach 1.5 degrees in front of the fronts to help Guide the car around the corners; From 62 years, the wheels turn in the same direction as the fronts.
Prices are yet to be announced, but the basic roadster is sure to exceed the standard coupe price of $ 112,125. And with the GT S hardtop at $ 132,125, the convertible GT C could be in the neighborhood of $ 150,000. We expect that the new model will appear in dealerships by the fall of 2017.