Following the AMG GT C Roadster which was launched just a few months ago, Mercedes-AMG is now gearing up to launch its hard-top sibling. The car has been spotted undisguised at what looked like an official photo shoot just outside the German manufacturer’s headquarters.
The GT C Coupe will be positioned between the standard AMG GT S and the top-of-the-line GT R. And as with the GT C Roadster, the coupe will have a wider track with flared body and an aggressive Panamerican grille. The car spotted here is sitting on 20-inch dark black alloy wheels and the body is finished in matte black, owing to which the car looks discretely aggressive.
Just like the GT C Roadster, under the long hood of the GT C Coupe will be a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 pumping out a whopping 557bhp and 690Nm of torque. It has been coupled to a seven-speed manual transmission but can also be had with a seven-speed AMG Speed shift transmission. The car can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in around 3.7seconds and top-out at 315kmph. As the GT C Coupe is positioned below the GT R, some track-focused hardware can be borrowed which could include AMG suspensions, electronic differential, rear-wheel steering, active aero shutters and performance exhausts.
Now this particular example spotted testing is wearing an ‘Edition 50’ badge which is an indicative of a special edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of AMG which is coming up next year. The car could be globally unveiled at any major show next year and is expected to hit the road by 2018.