Don’t be fooled by the lack of roof into thinking that the GT C Roadster is only about vanity, in fact given the borrowed bits from the GT R, it’s probably more of a track weapon than the GT hardtop.

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Mercedes AMG GT


Don’t bother with the premium audio option when you buy an AMG GT C Roadster because without a roof and a 4-litre twin-turbo V8, the music’s free


It’s got the looks, it’s got the sound and thanks to some engine tweaks, it’s got the performance to match. The AMG GT C Roadster is definitely no wallflower.


If there’s one thing that Mercedes-AMG do well, and they do quite a few things well actually, is that they’ve nailed audio files from a car’s exhaust whether that be the C63, the little A45 but especially this monster, the AMG GT C Roadster.


But this is more than a roofless AMG GT, as the “C” means its 4-litre twin-turbo V8 has an extra 80bhp, bringing it to 557bhp and just 28 shy of the GT R, which gets to 100kmh now in just 3.7 seconds. When we tested it with the launch control it felt every bit as fast – and loud!


It looks wider and lower because it is thanks to the GT C adopting the 57mm wider rear track from the GT R to house the rear 7-speed transaxle and so it needs the fat guards to house the larger wheels and tire combo as well as the new intercooler radiators that sit either side of the new-look “Panamericana” grille taken from the GT3 race car.


What you don’t see underneath the grille is the active air system of vertical louvers also taken from the GT R that help pin the nose down during fast cornering assisted by a front apron that raises and lowers in less than a second once the speed is up. [Continued...]

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