Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupé showcased in Detroit
Mercedes-AMG is celebrating its 50 years and the theme is ’50 years of Driving Performance.’ Marking the occasion, Mercedes-AMG is extending its family of sport cars with the new Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupé, which will initially be available as a special ‘Edition 50’ model.
Positioned between the GT S and the GT R, under the hood, the GT C Coupé is powered by a re-worked 4-litre, twin-turbo V8 which makes 550bhp at 5750-6750rpm and 680Nm of torque at 1900-5750rpm. The 1,625kg Coupé clocks the 0-100kmph sprint in 3.7 seconds and races away to a top speed of 315kmph.
The AMG Coupé gets two new paint schemes – graphite grey magno and cashmere white magno. And to further give the exterior a more distinctive look, the front splitter, the trim strips, the rear diffuser, the cross-spoke AMG forged wheels and the exhaust tailpipe trims are finished in black chrome. On the inside, the Edition 50 gets nappa leather seats in silver/black, seat belts in sliver colour and black AMG performance steering wheel. The AMG Interior Night package comes as standard on the Coupé, adding a sporty character to the cabin. Like the Roadster, the new Coupé is easily identifiable with its wider rear track and active rear axle steering which is borrowed from the AMG GT R.
Mercedes –AMG also beefed up the performance of its GT and GT S models with engine upgrades and standard active aerodynamics. The 4-litre twin-turbo engine in the GT now makes 469bhp, 13bhp more than the previous model and a 30Nm increase in peak torque, taking it to 630Nm. The GT S also gets a boost of 12bhp, taking the total output to 515bhp, with the peak torque climbing 20Nm to 670Nm.