Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and Roadster GT C, to 557 hp under the open sky
Almost two years after the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GT range launches convertible version, and one one but two. Affalterbach brand presented in the Paris Motor Show in a few days, the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster C . The latter is an intermediate version between the GT S and the GT R , with a maximum power of 557 hp and some of the technical solutions of R, as the directional rear axle.
This sporty two-seater roadster AMG version uses a hood three – layer canvas electric drive, which opens and closes automatically in 11 seconds at speeds up to 50 km / h . Moreover, the structure of the mechanism is made of magnesium, aluminum and steel with the aim to be as light as possible. To combine with the eleven body colors and ten tone interior trim, the top is available in red , black and beige .
In view it is that both models look beautiful Roadster grill AMG Panamericana(view racing variant, Mercedes-AMG GT 3 and GT R), consisting of 15 vertical slats and chrome. In addition, both convertibles have an electric rear spoiler that is displayed depending on the speed and have a more muscular than his brothers coupe appearance with permission brutal R.
New level of power, GT C
The GT family increases its offer with the GT S, although somewhat more modest version even more powerful than the brutal GT R presented at the Good wood Festival of Speed in early summer. The engine 4.0 – liter V8 bi-turbo now offered in versions of 476 hp (GT), 510 hp (GT S), 557 hp (GT C) and 585 hp (GT R), although in the case of the roadster model will only be available ( at least for now) the GT and GT C.
The first GT Roadster reaches 476 hp at 6,000 rpm and develops a maximum torque of 630 Nm between 1,700 and 5,000 RPM. With a weight of 1,595 kilograms (DIN), accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4 seconds and achieves a tip – speed of 302 km / h. RWD has a direct-shift gearbox and seven – speed AMG sports suspension (double wishbone on both axes) and limited slip differential mechanical rear axle. Meanwhile, it returns an average consumption of 9.4 liters per hundred kilometers.
The main novelty, the GT C, offers these 557 hp between 5,750 and 6,750 rpm, with maximum torque of 680 Nm from 1900 to 5750 laps. Thanks to these figures, the model (DIN 1,660 kg) dispatched the 0 to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 316 km / h. In this case the rear differential is electronically controlled gearbox incorporates specific settings and suspension combined withdampers varying hardness AMG Ride Control. The approved consumption increases to 11.4 liters per hundred kilometers.
While the Roadster GT 255/35 R19 tires mounted front and 295/35 R19 rear, the GT C Roadster equipped with more generous: 265/35 R19 on the front axle and305/30 R20 at the rear. In addition, the brake system of the first features 360 mm discs on both axles, while the GT C takes 390 mm front discs. Finally, the C incorporates an additional driving mode called Race and designed for circuit (plus Sport Sport Plus, Comfort and individual).
Both versions have factory jacks admission flaps in the bottom of the front, which are opened or closed depending on the needs, allowing better cooling or lower consumption, as appropriate. Among the technical solutions standard on the GT C include the exhaust AMG performance , more sonorous and aggressive (though adjustable on two levels), the directional rear axle (also the GT R), a lithium battery or the rear tracks widened (lazaga GT C is as wide as the GT R). Suspension components made of aluminum or the trunk lid SMC ( Sheet Moulding Compound ) carbon fiber, are some of the measures to reduce the total weight of the convertible.
The interior of the new Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, identical to the GT (including the V8 design of the center console) highlighted by a dashboard very wide aspect (to match the exterior), panels of concave doors, rollover protection behind the seats or very low driving position. The GT version comes standard C nappa leather upholstery and AMG sports steering wheel wrapped in leather and microfiber Dinamica.
Among the most interesting optional attention – grabbing seats AMG performance, which may also include AIR SCARF (first time) and be ventilated, or sound systems Burmester surround and Burmester surround high end, the latter with ECS function instead of using a traditional sub woofer small size, use the whole box interior as low as the sub woofer is conectaco to the body through an opening in the right rear wheel.