Mercedes teases the AMG GT convertible

Mercedes teases the AMG GT convertible

The Mercedes AMG GT is the flagship supercar from the German marque and from the latest video teased by the car maker, is going topless very soon. The video doesn’t reveal much except for a glimpse of the petite beauty which will be known as the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.

From the teased video and spy images that have been floating around, it is clear that Mercedes will use an electrically operated fabric roof unlike other Mercedes convertibles to keep the weight and complexities in check.

According to Tobias Moers, chairman Mercedes-AMG, in spite of the structural losses from ditching the roof, the AMG GT convertible will be a sharp handler owing to its inherently stiff frame. Some tweaking of the suspension should ensure that the GT convertible remains a true blue sportscar.

To be unveiled in Paris before the end of 2016, the AMG GT C will be powered by the same 4.0-litre twin turbocharged petrol V8 engine that develops 503bhp of power in the AMG GT S that is available in India. With the power sent to the right set of wheels through a customised seven-speed automatic gearbox, the AMG GT C will be positioned between the AMG GT coupe and the AMG GT R globally. Which means, when it comes to India, you can expect a price tag between Rs 2.25 crore to Rs 2.5 crore.