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Author: Dan Clarkson

Published Date: 20/09/2016

The Mercedes-AMG GT has been the flagship sports car of the Mercedes range since its release in 2015, and it has been a more than suitable replacement for the distinctive SLS AMG sports car.

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To add to the range of the AMG GT, Mercedes is now introducing the AMG GT Roadster, a new body type for the line. Also being introduced is the GT C Roadster, which is fitted with a more powerful version of the 4-litre V8 engine and provides more performance for the soft top sports car.

Tobias Moers, chairman of Mercedes-AMG, said:

"With our two Roadster models, we are strategically expanding the AMG GT family by two exciting variants.
With the AMG GT C Roadster, we are also introducing a new model variant to which we have transferred main performance-related components from our top sports car, the AMG GT R. The result: a highly dynamic driving experience in a very exclusive ambience, coupled with that pure roadster feeling."

These new open top versions of the GT bring the fantastic noise of the V8 to the fore and let you enjoy your surroundings in a high performance Mercedes. The standard Roadster is no slouch, getting from 0-62mph in 4 seconds and on to a top speed of 188mph, while its more powerful sibling, the GT C Roadster, reaches 62mph in 3.7 seconds and goes on to 196mph.

The GT C's V8 has a power advantage of 81hp over the entry level Roadster and has 50Nm more torque, taking much of its performance attributes from the coupe-bodied GT R. Also fitted with the AMG RIDE CONTROL, you have sport suspension and adaptive adjustable damping on the GT C to have near-optimal performance.

Mercedes also fits both vehicles with the AIRSCARF neck-level heating to ensure open-air driving is as enjoyable as possible. For driving in warmer weather, you can also choose to have seat climate control to stay cool.

More details on the AMG GT and GT C models will be released soon, and to stay up to date with the new GT Roadster models, contact your nearest Inchcape Mercedes centre.

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