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Mercedes AMG GT Roadsters

Yes finally Mercedes have revealed the AMG GT convertible and it literally takes your breath away! there will be two variants available from launch the AMG GT Roadster and AMG GT C Roadster, and it has some new mechanical features taken from the upcoming AMG GT R. It includes active rear axle steering and electronically controlled rear axle locking differential, this combined with the revised “AMG ride control sports suspension”, which Mercedes say will guarantee dynamic performance at the highest level! hmm okay Mercedes lets move on from that comment. It also has wider tyres, a wider track created by widening the rear wings (the “wings” below the front bumper not the spoiler), this will allow for higher cornering speeds an increased traction. Basically Mercedes have tired to make the roadster as close a driving experience to the coupe as possible how it will conclude however we will have to wait and see. The new AMG GT C takes the revised styling clues from the AMG GT R with a new wider bulging front grill, smaller LED taillights and revised front and rear bumpers, it also has a variable performance exhaust with valve control which means will be a terrific sound from within that car! So the performance spec’s themselves? well retains the 4.0litre turbocharged V8 but Mercedes are launching two variants remember, AMG GT roadster will have 476bhp with a 0-62 time of 4.0 seconds and the AMG GT C Roadster with 557bhp and 0-62 of 3.7 seconds, the GT C will get adaptive adjustable dampers and the AMG ride control, it will also get five different driving modes over the 4 in the ordinary roadster, this driving mode is off course RACE, this is due to a tweak in the duel clutch transmission thats taken from the AMG GT R. Everything else is the same so that begs the question, if you have an AMG GT Coupe should you switch to the Roadster? Well by the looks in the press release I think it will be worth it, but we have to wait and see how it drives in order to make a full conclusive statement.

Euan Campbell

Motoring Correspondant, your source for all motoring news!

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