When Mercedes-Benz unveiled their much-anticipated Mercedes-AMG GT R model earlier this summer, they welcomed in a vehicle to the family that took the very concept of “badass” to a new level entirely. With a 585-horsepower engine enabling it to reach top speeds of 198mph, the AMG GT R’s “green hell mang” paint job only served to amplify its menace, and was befitting of an automobile boasting more technology than any other production vehicle on the planet.
Tinkering with the AMG GT R’s DNA like evil geniuses in a laboratory, Mercedes has now taken that technology and spawned an equally baleful set of twins: the AMG GT Roadster and AMG GT C Roadster variant. The C’s output of 549bhp from a 4.0 litre twin-turbo motor means it can hit 0-62mph in 3.7 and reach a 196mph top speed, while its slightly more sensible sibling takes 4 seconds and maxes out at 196mph. Technical highlights elsewhere include 577mm more rear width than the standard Roadster and an AMG performance exhaust and electronic differential as standard. The R’s rear-wheel steering system is also incorporated.
While neither ride boasts the Hulk-green, aesthetical insanity of their predecessor, they do come with a soft top, enabling the owner to quickly transform from coupe to open-top sports car. The soft top (which closes in 11 seconds in speeds up to 50mph) comes in black, red and beige, and can be chosen to suit 11 exterior and 10 interior colors.
There are no prices or confirmed release dates just yet, but you can get a better glimpse of both vehicles when they debut in the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month.
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