Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster
The increased power of Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster has introduced a new level of performance below the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The gets its athletic rear shoulder and the top-level technical features from this top-of-the-line sports car. Overall, the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster presents itself as a dream car. It’s the most intense way to drive a sports car. You can feel the fascinating genes from the AMG GT even more palpably. Sport car enthusiasts experience emotions that are often lost in day-to-day life. The AMG GT C Roadster embodies the perfect symbiosis between the typical AMG Driving Performance and unlimited top-down driving pleasure.
AMG 4.0-LITER V8 BITURBO ENGINE
AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission
Introducing the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.
Unforgettable performance. And on the ideal line.
The direction is clear: Freedom. Your hair blows in the wind but the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster remains firmly on the ground, no matter how dynamic your driving style. This provides a reassuring feeling coupled with incomparable driving enjoyment. The direction is clear visually, as well: a long hood featuring the AMG Panamericana grille and a broad rear end promise pure driving pleasure. The wide tires ensure the necessary traction.
Cross-spoke design, titanium grey, 19/20"
High-performance composite braking system, red calipers
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Classic sports car proportions also provide the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster with an extremely alluring appearance, with a very long hood extending far forward and a short, powerful rear end. A further special feature is the newly designed front apron, which extends far down, with the new AMG Panamericana grille in high-gloss chrome. The soft top gives the vehicle an elegant profile, tracing the contours of the coupé contours when the top is closed.
Opening/closing takes only around 11 seconds and can be done at speeds of up to 50 km/h. The athletic, wide rear wings clearly identify the Mercedes-AMG GT C as the sportiest roadster in the model series.
For an individualized exterior the following packages are available for the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster:
Features of the AMG Exterior Night package:
- Front splitter in high-gloss black
- Air inlet grille in front apron in high-gloss black
- Air outlet grille on engine hood in high-gloss black
- Air outlet grilles behind the front wings in high-gloss black with fins in high-gloss black
- Exterior mirror housings in high-gloss black
- Trim strip in the diffuser insert in high-gloss black
- Two black tailpipe trim elements
Features of the AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber package:
- Front splitter in carbon fiber
- Air inlet grille in front apron in high-gloss black
- Air outlet grille on engine hood in high-gloss black
- Air outlet grilles behind the front wings in high-gloss black with fins in carbon fiber
- Exterior mirror housings in carbon fiber
- Diffuser in rear apron in carbon fiber
AMG Performance Exhaust System.
The AMG GT C Roadster comes standard-equipped with the AMG Performance exhaust system, allowing it to create an even more emotive sound experience. Two variably adjustable flaps modulate the exhaust sound authentically and directly. The flaps open and close depending on the selected AMG DRIVE SELECT mode, although they can also be controlled individually using a separate button in the AMG DRIVE UNIT. In the "Comfort" and "Sport" settings, the low-frequency sound typical of a V8 is designed for comfort. In "Sport+" and "RACE" modes the sound composition is far more emotive.
The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster comes standard-equipped with 48.3/50.8 cm (19/20-inch) AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, in titanium gray with high-sheen finish. Optionally, these wheels are available in matte black and with a high-sheen finish. Furthermore, 48.3 cm (19-inch)/50.8 cm (20-inch) AMG cross-spoke forged wheels with fully integrated wheel bolt covers are available in polished titanium gray or in matte black with rim flange in high-sheen finish as an optional extra.
Large vented and cross-drilled brake discs provide excellent deceleration. The use of composite technology increases fade resistance and reduces weight. This weight reduction lowers the unsprung masses on the wheel, thereby improving the response of the spring/damper elements. The brake discs on the front axle consist of an aluminum bowl and a cast iron friction ring, which are joined together by connecting arms. This so-called floating mounting ensures that the friction ring is able to expand independently of the brake disc bowl. This reduces heat-induced stress and cracking under extreme conditions and extends the service life. At the same time, deformation of the friction ring at high temperatures is also reduced (axial distortion). This prevents the unpleasant vibrations that may occur during braking as a result of uneven wear of the brake discs.
AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system: lighter, more precise, better fade resistance
Extremely short braking distances, a precise pressure point and very high fade resistance even in extreme operating conditions: the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system offers race track braking performance. It is immediately recognizable by the special bronze brake calipers with "AMG Carbon Ceramic" lettering. The discs, which are made of a carbon fiber reinforced ceramic material, are produced under vacuum conditions at 1700 degrees Celsius. This special material and the applied production process give the brake discs a particularly high degree of hardness. The resultant resistance to extreme loads and heat gives rise to a service life many times longer than that of a gray cast-iron brake disc. The ceramic brake discs are around 40% lighter than conventional composite brake discs. The reduction in unsprung masses enhances driving dynamics and agility. The steering response and the sensitivity of the suspension are also improved.
Endless open air.
The wind in your face. Your ears reveling in a whole new sound, your pulse racing ecstatically. The new Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster offers a whole new experience for all your senses: a unique symbiosis of signature AMG sports car driving performance and the feeling of open-top driving. Step on the accelerator and feel the momentum thrust you into the air-conditioned AMG Performance seats with AIRSCARF. At a push of a button, the two-mode AMG Performance exhaust system roars into life. You leave everything in your wake. With the purest, unadulterated sense of freedom.
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The interior is reminiscent of an aircraft cockpit; a breathtaking effect even when the soft top is open. The low seat position next to the center console, which has been designed in V8 style, is a particularly striking feature. The outstanding quality of materials is another defining feature of the AMG GT C Roadster. The look and feel exude a handcrafted character.
AMG Sports Seats.
The AMG sports seats offer optimized lateral support through their more contoured sides. The integrated headrests, the crosspipe design, and the AMG medals in the seatposts add sporty and exclusive accents.
The optionally available AMG Performance seats offer even more lateral support with more contoured side walls and seat back. For the first time, the AMG Performance seat is also available as an option with the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, which allows for open-air fun even at low outdoor temperatures. The air diffuser is seamlessly integrated into the headrest area. In order to meet the individual wishes of the customer, the temperature of the outgoing hot air can be adjusted in three stages.
Those who want to enjoy a comfortable temperature while underway, even on very hot summer days, choose the optional seat climate control, which is now also available exclusively for the AMG Performance seat. The intensity of the air-conditioning can also be regulated in three stages.
External Coupled Subwoofer.
The Burmester surround sound system and the Burmester high-end surround sound system ensure a very special musical experience in the AMG GT C Roadster. Both systems are available as optional extra and benefit from the innovative External Coupled Subwoofer (ECS). With its extremely low bass range, this new bass sound reproduction system with an extremely low bass range turns the open two-seater into a mobile concert stage.
Instead of a subwoofer box of limited dimensions, ECS uses the entire interior as a bass box. This is made possible by a special aperture in the right rear wheel arch. The subwoofer is connected to the body shell via this aperture, transmitting the impressive sound.
AMG Performance Steering Wheel.
For outstanding vehicle control, the AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather features a flattened bottom section as well as grip areas finished in DINAMICA microfiber. The sporty design is completed by silver-colored aluminum shift paddles and a 12-o'clock marking.
AMG DRIVE UNIT.
Featuring controls in a stylized V8 arrangement, the AMG DRIVE UNIT is the control center for the sports transmission, as well as for all driving dynamics functions. The AMG E-SELECT selector lever, the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller and various buttons can be used to adjust the mode, transmission and ESP®, for example. The suspension and the exhaust system can also be adjusted, depending on the car's equipment. The driver can change between the P, R, N and D transmission settings in the most direct manner possible by just nudging the AMG E-SELECT lever. When the vehicle is stationary, the Park position is activated by simply pressing the "P" button. This happens automatically when the engine is switched off. The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT controller can be used to call up the predefined modes "Comfort" (C), "Sport" (S), "Sport+" (S+) and "RACE" plus an individually configurable mode (I*).
In this case, each individual mode changes the vehicle parameters depending the vehicle equipment, the aim being to offer the driver an optimum driving experience in every driving situation. Selecting a mode changes the settings for the drive system, the transmission tuning, the steering, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, the selectable AMG Performance exhaust system, the ESP® and the ECO Start/Stop function. The "M" button activates manual mode, which allows the driver to change gear manually at all times. In addition, the AMG DRIVE UNIT has a button for selecting the ESP® levels, a button for manually adjusting the optional AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, a button for the selectable AMG Performance exhaust system and a button for manually controlling the retractable rear aerofoil, which depending on the car's equipment is located in the center console or the upper control panel.
Every straightaway – pure approach. Every curve – a new challenge. Taming the power of up to 558 horses. In the fresh air. Savoring the smell of speed. Feel the power of the AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine. From 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds with the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster. 680 Nm of torque, with its spontaneous response and plenty of tractive power even at low revs. The short ratios in 1st and 7th gear enable particularly dynamic spurts. RACE START offers added zip and sensitive anti-slip control for an even more emotional driving experience. In a nutshell: pure, unfiltered power. Classic strengths revived!
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AMG RIDE CONTROL Sports Suspension.
The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with adaptive adjustable damping provides three different suspension modes. The driver is able to choose between "Comfort," "Sport" and "Sport+" with the touch of a button or by selecting the mode that optimizes the damping characteristics for the current driving situation from highly comfortable for cruising, to sporty and firm for cornering at speed, for example. The suspension also delivers impressive racetrack performance thanks to its implementation of the double-wishbone concept, which has proven to be so successful in motorsports. This is shown above all in the excellent lateral dynamics and driving stability at high speeds. The damping system of the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension operates continuously. This improves handling safety and ride comfort. The damping tuning is controlled individually for each wheel and is dependent on the driving style, the road surface condition and the selected suspension setting.
AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT7-Speed Sports Transmission.
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission is a dual-clutch transmission. It comprises two sub-transmissions, one of which transfers the tractive power to the wheels, while the other already preselects the next gear. This forms the basis for spontaneous gear changes and extremely short shift times. When kickdown mode is used the electronic controller skips individual gear ranges instead of changing down through each individual gear. This enables fast sprints.
When downshifting, the double-declutching function is much more than a highly emotional sound experience. It stabilizes the vehicle and minimizes unwanted load change reactions, for example when braking prior to bends. Another basic advantage is the fact that the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission is positioned on the rear axle for ideal weight distribution. This transaxle design optimizes traction. Power transmission occurs via a carbon fiber drive shaft, which rotates at engine speed and is extremely strong while weighing only 3.9 kilograms. The engine and transmission are thus connected in a way that makes them resistant to bending and at the same time torsionally rigid and, as such, they support each other. This sophisticated solution means the entire drivetrain is virtually free of play. For the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, the developers have also adapted the transmission to the new power level by modifying the hardware and software. The first gear of the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sport transmission has a higher ratio, while the 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.
AMG 4.0 Liter-V8-Biturbo Engine.
With the AMG GT C Roadster, Mercedes-AMG is introducing an additional output level for the 4.0-liter V8 biturbo, thereby underscoringg the exclusive character of the new model. At 410 kW (557 hp), the peak output is 35 kW (47 hp) above that of the AMG GT S and 20 kW (28 hp) below the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The maximum torque of 680 Nm is available from 1900 to 5750 rpm. A sprint from zero to 100 km/h takes 3.7 seconds, and this dynamic acceleration only ends when the top speed of 316 km/h is reached.
The eight-cylinder engine thrills with its immediate response, linear, finely controllable power delivery and powerful acceleration in all rpm ranges. The AMG 4.0-liter V8 comes with well-proven twin turbocharging, with the two chargers located not outside on the cylinder banks, but rather between them in the V of the cylinders. The advantages of the "hot inner V" include a compact engine design, spontaneous response from the turbochargers and low exhaust emissions thanks to optimum air flow for the close-coupled catalytic converters.
Rear-Axle Limited-Slip Differential.
The AMG GT C Roadster comes standard with an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle, which is integrated into the compact transmission housing. Its sensitive and rapid control pushes the physical handling limits to a new level. It not only further improves the grip of the driven wheels, but also increases the cornering speeds at the limits.
AMG Rear-Axle Steering.
The AMG rear-axle steering provides support in any situation and in any speed range. The rear wheels steer in the opposite direction up to a speed of 100 km/h, which the driver experiences as a virtual shortening of the wheelbase, providing first-class agility when spontaneously changing direction. When parking, the driver likewise benefits from a small turning circle with noticeably reduced steering effort. Above 100 km/h, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels. This makes the vehicle even easier to control since, in this case, the sensation is that of an extended wheelbase. This increases driving stability even further at the limits of dynamic driving. The faster buildup of lateral force compared with a non-steered rear axle specifically translates into improved lap times on the race track for driving professionals.