Mercedes-Benz, rather uncharacteristically, didn’t make a very big fuss about the new Mercedes AMG GT Roadster when they unveiled it online a couple of days ago. Maybe they are saving the hoopla for the car’s physical debut at the Paris Motor Show, but in any case it is probably a good time to have a closer look at this topless beast and see it from every angle, trying to work out how losing the roof has affected the countenance of the AMG GT.
We think the effect has been quite positive. Mercedes AMG GT Roadster looks pretty cool whether stationary or on the move, although we have to say we prefer the regular 470 hp version better than the 560 hp C version. The latter looks rather chintzy and vulgar what with the large air intakes and those massive side skirts. And anyway, you don’t need big power in a Roadster. The moment you drop that top 400 of that 500 horsepower will become useless. That is unless you enjoy bees in your eyes and your hair demolished by the wind.
“With our two Roadster models, we are strategically expanding the AMG GT family by two exciting variants. With the AMG GT C Roadster, we are also introducing a new model variant to which we have transferred main performance-related components from our top sports car, the AMG GT R. The result: a highly dynamic driving experience in a very exclusive ambience, coupled with that pure roadster feeling,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.