Check this out frame to frame - Car enthusiasts, driving junkies - what a great time to be alive! Mercedes-AMG series just released its new creation and it's a thing of beauty.
Ever imagine driving your sports car with 550 horsepower under the sun and wind through your hair? Well, Mercedes-Benz just did it.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster released details ahead of its debut at Paris Motor Show later this month. The latest members to join the growing Mercedes-AMG series are the GT and the powerful GT C Roadster.
The design is downright impressive. The new convertible comes up with more power, an upgraded suspension, and a steering and brakes mirrored from the awe-inspiring AMG GT R gullwing coupe.
The construction of these superb cars wears a classic sports-car dimensions. Its power comes from the 4.0 litre V8 engine. And yes, its twin-turbocharged V8 engine. An outstanding 469-horsepower is the standard number that the GT roadster pumps out. While the GT C produces 550 HP and 502 LB of torque; respectively.
Wider rear fenders like the GT R series are visually recognized from GT C. There's a lot features installed beneath that machine - a lightweight forged aluminum suspension component is in place, wider set of wheels and tires, rear-wheel steering, and active damping shock absorbers. These are also taken from the GT R model.
Both models of Mercedes AMG series are rear-wheel drive. GT C also has a computer-controlled electronic differential; which means a mechanical slip differential sends power to the wheels. They have the same kind of transmission as well that is dual-clutch.
The results of the test run is outstanding. It can run from 0-60 MPH in 3.9 seconds for the AMG GT Roadster and a resounding 3.7 seconds for the GT C Roadster. Top speed of 188 MPH for the GT Roadster is recorded and 196 MPH for the hot rod version GT C.
Full specifications will be displayed on their official launch that is set for fall in 2017 for North America.