More power for Merc-AMG GT

More power for Merc-AMG GT
More power for Merc-AMG GT

Range revisions also include new 50th anniversary special edition

Mercedes-AMG has announced a series of revisions to its GT range. This now sees power outputs standardised between coupe and roadster models, as well as the adoption of a GT3-inspired grille and active vent panels in the front bumper.

In addition, there’s a new GT C model. This will sit between the GT S and GT R, with 557bhp and 516lb ft giving it a 3.7-second sprint time and 196mph top speed.

The GT C combines the adaptive shocks and electronic limited-slip diff of the GT S with the wider rear track, flared arches and rear-wheel steering of the GT R, and has an all-up kerb weight of 1625kg. Initially, it will be offered as a limited-run Edition 50 model to mark half a century of AMG: unless you like the sound of an extremely black interior with embossed ‘GT Edition 50’ seats and silver belts (yes), you might want to wait until it becomes a regular part of the GT line-up.

Mercedes-AMG GT C
Mercedes-AMG GT C

The aforementioned rear-wheel steering is also now available as an option on the GT S, and a variety of detail revisions includes new alloys and a ‘diamond-patterned macchiato beige’ leather treatment.

What that’ll cost is yet to be announced, as are the UK list prices for the new GT range. You can choose to believe, however, that they’ll come down, stay the same or go up.

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