New Mercedes-AMG GT Road­ster and AMG GT C Road­ster ar­rive in Kuwait

Open-top driv­ing per­for­mance

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Packed with power and de­signed for open air free­dom, the AMG GT Road­ster and AMG GT C Road­ster are now avail­able at A.R. Al­bisher & Z. Alka­zemi Com­pany, the au­tho­rized Gen­eral Dis­trib­u­tor for Mercedes-Benz in Kuwait.

Tak­ing open-top mo­tor­ing to a whole new ex­hil­a­rat­ing level, the lat­est AMG port­fo­lio ad­vances trans­form from coupes to open-top sports cars at the touch of a but­ton and even on the go. Avail­able in black, red and beige, the three-lay­ered fab­ric roof with mag­ne­sium/steel/alu­minium sup­port struc­ture opens and closes in around 11 sec­onds, while driv­ing at speeds of up to 50 km/h. Ad­di­tional rollover pro­tec­tion is pro­vided by an in­te­grated alu­minium cross-mem­ber with rollover bars.

Out­put of 410 kW (557 hp) and peak torque of 680 Nm means the new AMG GT C Road­ster not only cuts a fine fig­ure, but also de­liv­ers a dy­namic per­for­mance thanks to ac­tive rear axle steer­ing and rear axle lock­ing dif­fer­en­tial, in com­bi­na­tion with the AMG RIDE CON­TROL. Its 4.0-litre V8 biturbo en­gine and in­tel­li­gent mix of light­weight ma­te­ri­als also un­der­lie the ex­clu­sive char­ac­ter of the new model, en­abling a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 sec­onds and a top speed of 316 km/h.

The AMG GT Road­ster has an out­put of 350 kW (476 hp) and 630 Nm of torque, and equally im­pres­sive ac­cel­er­a­tion re­sponse to 100 km/h in just 4.0 sec­onds, and a top speed of 302 km/h.

“The new AMG GT and AMG GT C Road­ster are ex­cit­ing new ad­di­tions to the AMG fam­ily, and we are de­lighted to have them on dis­play in our show­room. Sports car en­thu­si­asts will ap­pre­ci­ate the spa­cious in­te­rior, the per­fectly weighted sharp­ness of the steer­ing and mul­ti­ple driv­ing modes which en­sure the high per­for­mance never fal­ters in the tran­si­tion from closed-top su­per coupe to open-top dream car. With their tech­ni­cal re­fine­ments, these Road­sters seam­lessly com­bine the thrill of pro­fes­sional driv­ing with the lux­ury of a con­vert­ible, mak­ing the hall­mark AMG driv­ing per­for­mance an even more in­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence,” said Mo­hammed Ab­dul Rah­man Al­bisher, Di­rec­tor and Michael Ruehle, CEO of A.R. Al­bisher & Z. Alka­zemi Com­pany.

Highly ex­pres­sive: The ath­letic ex­te­rior de­sign

From the ex­pres­sive AMG Panamer­i­cana grille to the long, mus­cu­lar bon­net and the wide rear end, the two-seater guar­an­tees a pure sports car ex­pe­ri­ence even when sta­tion­ary. The strik­ing AMG Panamer­i­cana grille un­der­lines the mo­tor rac­ing her­itage: 15 chrome-plated, ver­ti­cal bars echo the look of the cur­rent Mercedes-A MG GT3 cus­tomer sports rac­ing car. The new front apron em­pha­sizes the car’s width and gives it a four-square ap­pear­ance on the road. The large outer air in­lets en­sure the sup­ply of cool­ing air to the en­gine. The pro­nounced shoul­der is sug­ges­tive of a tensed mus­cle, and en­hances the im­pres­sion of sheer power and dy­namism in com­bi­na­tion with the new 19-inch and 20-inch AMG light-al­loy wheels in a 5-twin-spoke de­sign.

Mus­cu­lar with an em­pha­sis on width: the rear end

The rear end also fea­tures nu­mer­ous, con­spic­u­ous in­no­va­tions. The new alu­minium side walls of the AMG GT C Road­ster widen the open-top two-seater by 57 mil­lime­tres com­pared to the AMG GT Road­ster. This is ex­actly the width of the AMG GT R. Com­pared to the AMG GT Road­ster, the mus­cu­lar form also cre­ates space for the larger wheels and a wider track. Both mea­sures make for trac­tion while al­low­ing higher cor­ner­ing speeds. The like­wise wider con­tours of the AMG GT C Road­ster’s rear apron also im­prove the air­flow at the rear with their large outer air vents. Both Road­ster vari­ants fea­ture an aero­foil in­te­grated into the boot lid. This is elec­tri­cally ex­tended and re­tracted at de­fined speeds, de­pend­ing on the se­lected trans­mis­sion mode.

High qual­ity and ex­clu­siv­ity: the in­te­rior

The dra­matic ex­te­rior lines are echoed inside, with a wide dash­board, high belt­lines, con­cave door pan­els and a dy­nam­i­cally ris­ing cen­tre con­sole. Low seat po­si­tion­ing also per­fectly in­te­grates the driver with the cock­pit, of­fer­ing the ul­ti­mate driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Also adapted: the dual-clutch trans­mis­sion

The devel­op­ers have also adapted the seven-speed dual clutch trans­mis­sion in a transaxle ar­range­ment at the rear axle to the new power level of the MercedesAMG GT C Road­ster by mod­i­fy­ing the hard­ware and soft­ware. The first gear of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7speed sport trans­mis­sion has a higher ra­tio, while sev­enth gear and the fi­nal drive have a lower ra­tio. This makes for even more ag­ile ac­cel­er­a­tion and very fast re­sponses to sud­den ac­cel­er­a­tor move­ments.

The three trans­mis­sion modes “C” (Com­fort), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport Plus) and the in­di­vid­u­ally pro­gram­mable setup “I” (In­di­vid­ual) al­low a broad range of driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ences from com­fort­able to very sporty, while the trans­mis­sion mode “RACE” is ad­di­tion­ally avail­able for the Mercedes-AMG GT C Road­ster. This mode op­ti­mally ad­justs the shift strat­egy of the dual clutch trans­mis­sion to the needs of the race­track - very fast shift speeds and highly emo­tive en­gine sound are in­cluded. By press­ing the sep­a­rate “M” but­ton in the cen­tre con­sole, the driver can ac­ti­vate the man­ual trans­mis­sion mode in any drive mode. The Mercedes-AMG GT Road­ster and Mercedes-AMG GT C Road­ster are now avail­able at A.R. Al­bisher and Z.Alka­zemi Com­pany Shuwaikh show­room.

Mercedes-AMG GT Road­ster

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