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


The AMG GT is one of the best sounding cars on the road, so how could you possibly make it better? Get rid of the roof.


The AMG GT C Roadster is not for the faint hearted with its twin-turbo 4-litre V8 engine, it’s got the brawn to match the looks in one sweet package.


When we reviewed the Mercedes-AMG GT, the thing that stuck long after we returned the keys was the sound. AMG knows how to make an engine stir the soul and the only thing that could possibly make the GT better was the arrival of the convertible GT C.


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. So it needs the fat guards to house the larger wheels and tyre combo as well as the new intercooler radiators that sit either side of the new-look “Panamericana” grille taken from the GT3 race car. [To be continued...]

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