New Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and AMG GT C Roadster arrive in Kuwait
Open-top driving performance
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