The eight-cylinder engine thrills with its immediate response, a linear, finely controllable power delivery and powerful acceleration in all rpm ranges. The AMG 4.0-litre V8 comes with well-proven twin turbocharging, with the two chargers not located outside on the cylinder banks, but rather between them in the V of the cylinders.
With the AMG GT C Roadster, Mercedes-AMG is introducing a further output of 410 kW (557 hp) and 680 Nm of torque. A sprint from zero to 100 km/h is absolved in 3.7 seconds.
The AMG GT Roadster has an output of 350 kW (476 hp) and 630 Nm of torque. This variant accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, and has a top speed of 302 km/h.
The AMG GT C Roadster is equipped with the AMG performance exhaust system as standard for an even more emotive sound experience. Two variably adjustable flaps modulate the exhaust note of the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadsters 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 Plus" and "RACE" modes the sound composition is far more emotive. The variable AMG performance exhaust system is also available as an option for the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.
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 Plus" at the touch of a button or by selecting the mode, optimising 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 implementation of the double-wishbone concept that has proved so successful in motorsports. This is shown above all in the excellent lateral dynamics and driving stability at high speeds.
AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension is standard on the GT C Roadster and optionally available on the GT Roadster.
The AMG sports suspension confirms the motor racing heritage of the new AMG Roadsters. Wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the front and rear axle are manufactured entirely out of forged aluminium to reduce the unsprung masses. The wheels are also guided by double wishbones. The resulting precision in camber and track allows high cornering speeds and gives the driver optimum, highly precise road feedback right up to the very high cornering limits.
AMG sports suspension is the standard suspension for the GT Roadster and can be upgraded to AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension.