Merc’s most pow­er­ful AMG road­sters yet

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

MERCEDES-AMG is blow­ing even more fresh air into the AMG GT fam­ily.

Shortly af­ter the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and per­for­mance brand from Af­fal­ter­bach is pre­sent­ing two ex­cit­ing road­ster vari­ants of the two-seater sports car — the AMG GT Road­ster and the AMG GT C Road­ster.

With an out­put of 410 kW and peak torque of 680 Nm, the AMG GT C is the most pow­er­ful new Road­ster vari­ant and uses some of the tech­ni­cal re­fine­ments of the AMG GT R.

Th­ese in­clude ac­tive rear axle steer­ing and the elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled rear axle lock­ing dif­fer­en­tial.

Merc stated the AMG’s Ride con­trol sport sus­pen­sion also guar­an­tees dy­namic per­for­mance at the very high­est level the AMG GT C Road­ster.

The top Road­ster also takes its lead from the top AMG GT R sports car, where mus­cu­lar pro­por­tions are con­cerned: the wider rear wings cre­ate space for a wider track and wider wheels at the rear axle, al­low­ing even higher cor­ner­ing speeds and ex­cel­lent trac­tion.

The vari­able per­for­mance ex­haust sys­tem also en­sures an au­then­tic V8 sound from the AMG Road­ster.

The de­vel­op­ers have also adapted the seven-speed dual clutch trans­mis­sion in the AMG GT C Road­ster by mod­i­fy­ing the hard­ware and soft­ware.

The first gear of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed 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. — WR.


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