With AMG GT Roadster and the AMG GT C Roadster, the AMG family of super-fast cars will now grow to five members. Image Source: Pin This Car

Mercedes-Benz unveiled two new models days before the Paris Motor Show. These are two distinct convertible versions of the Mercedes-AMG GT roadsters that will go straight to the sports convertible market.

The AMG GT Roaster is the base model, and it packs 469 horsepower out of its 4-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine connected to a 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch transmission. The car can reach 0 to 10 miles per hour in 4.0 seconds with a

The GTC C is even mightier: with 557 horsepower on the same engine it speeds up from 0 to 100mps in 3.7 seconds. Both cars come with a very similar hardware and engine than previous AMG GT, prompting enthusiast to say the both are open-top versions of the Mercedes coupe.

With AMG GT Roadster and the AMG GT C Roadster, the AMG family of super-fast cars will now grow to five members, all of them delivering an over-the-top driving experience with a rigid aluminum body and minimum weight.

Both new Mercedes models sport aluminum roofs wrapped in black fabric and come in 11 body colors. The roof opens or lowers within 11 seconds bellow 30pmh speeds.

The GT C Roaster is the most potent of the two

The C model comes with a lot more advanced technology than the base model. The convertible packs a wider rear so it can accommodate larger wheels, 20-inch wheels.

It has an Active-Rear-Wheel Steering that allows all four wheels to turn in conjunction with the steering wheel with an electronic system that makes the car more stable at high speeds.

In particular, bellow 62mps the rear wheels will steer in the opposite direction than the front wheels. Image Source: Auto Parts
In particular, bellow 62mps the rear wheels will steer in the opposite direction than the front wheels. Image Source: Auto Parts

Mercedes claim this ensures the vehicle has more ability, especially when navigating small and winding roads and tracks with multiple changes in direction.

C Roadster packs a “Race” mode in the gear so the driver can unleash every one of the 557 hp and hit the top speed of 196 mph. The final major improvement is the AMG Ride Control suspension that offers active damping depending on the road surface and ride selector: comfort, sport or race.

Both cars will debut at the Paris Motor show on September 28 before going on sale early 2017. The famed automaker Mercedes-Benz has yet to specify pricing and delivery.

Source: Tech Times

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