Look out Porsche 911. Mercedes-AMG is launching a pair of new mighty appealing, mighty stunning soft-top roadsters.
The first is the 2018 AMG GT Roadster and the second is the more powerful GT C Roadster.
Both come with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood. The AMG GT is good for 469-horses and 465 pound-feet of torque. The AMG GT C Roadster bumps power up to 550-horses and 502 pound-feet of torque.
The GT C’s rear end is also wider to fit the larger wheels and an active rear axle steering system carried over from the AMG GT R. Mercedes says it gives “significantly higher agility and increased driving pleasure with less steering input.”
The GT C also features larger front brakes. There’s also an extra “RACE” mode for the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for faster shifting.
Both versions come with a fabric roof you can get in black, beige or red. It takes about 11 seconds to open or close it. And you can even do that going 30 mph.
They also share front end styling and electronically controlled grille shutters. Keep them closed for better aerodynamics and open them for additional cooling.
Inside the cabin you find typical Mercedes luxury. We’d definitely opt for the optional available AMG Performance seats. For the first time you can get them with a neck-level heating system and seat climate control.
This is also the GT to buy if you’ve always wanted a light beige interior. It available on a GT for the first time.
Music lovers will love a newly designed subwoofer than transmits low notes throughout the entire car. It essentially uses the entire interior space as a bass box.
The two 2018 AMG GT Roadsters are a year out. They’ll arrive next fall for a triple-digit pretty penny.