The convertible AMG GT – the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster – revealed ahead of a Paris debut, including a 547bhp AMG GT C Roadster.
But it’s not just a GT Roadster on offer, but a more powerful, and more comprehensively equipped, range topping model too – the 550bhp Mercedes AMG-GT C Roadster.
The entry-level AMG GT Roadster actually gets more power and torque than the coupe, and the GT C Roadster sits a bit below the GT R in terms of power with its 550bhp and 501lb/ft of torque.
The AMG GT Roadster’s 469bhp is enough to hit 62mph in 4.0 seconds and on to 188mph, and the GT C Roadster is three tenths quicker at 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 196mph, impressive figures considering both weigh a chunk more than the coupes despite a fabric folding roof.
Both the GT Roadsters get the advantage of some of the active aerodynamics from the GT R with louvres behind the grille controlling airflow, and the grille itself is a Panamerica 15 bar one from the GT3.
The GT C Roadster goes further still, with a wider track making it look like a GT R Roadster, and comes with active rear steering, electronic limited slip diff, adaptive dampers, race mode on the dual-clutch gearbox.
There are interior titivations too, with macchiato beige nappa leather giving the interior a lighter touch, optional AMG Performance seats with Mercedes’ Airscarf and Climate, and Burmeister sound.
Both the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster will get a public debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month, but aren’t expected to arrive in the UK until spring 2017 – just in time for some roadster weather.
As for prices, Mercedes aren’t saying. But around £110k for the AMG GT Roadster would seem about right, and perhaps around £120k for the GT C Roadster.