From the very moment the Mercedes-AMG GT was revealed, the whole design screamed for a roadster version. We finally have just that, and it’s truly glorious to lay eyes on.
There are two versions of the car. The first is the just the AMG GT Roadster, while the hotter one is the AMG GT C Roadster. I certainly wouldn’t kick either one out of my garage.
The base model packs 476 horsepower from the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8, and can dash from 0 to 62 mph in four seconds flat. Not too bad, but going with the C means you’ll probably die of pure automotive joy, which is of course the best way to go, thanks to a peak 557 horsepower. That’s enough for a 0 to 62 time of 3.7 seconds.
Another reason to go with the AMG GT C Roadster is the rear axle steering, which comes directly from the AMG GT R. The rear wheels turn the opposite direction as the front, if the car’s going 62 mph or under, for better handling. Over that speed they match the angle of the front wheels.
Also borrowed from the AMG GT R is the active air management tech, or louvres behind the front fascia that open and close as needed. If you’ll notice, in the rear are massive vents. This roadster isn’t for the weak of heart.