We all saw it coming when AMG announced the GT C Roadster in September in Paris, so it was just a matter of when the hardtop version would appear and what the spec would be. Those questions have been answered as Mercedes unveiled the new GT C in coupe version Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
It’s Mercedes-AMG’s 50th year of tweaking staid Mercedes into fire breathing monsters, so to celebrate the company is bringing a special “Edition 50” of the GT C to market, with the U.S. iteration limited to 50 coupes and 50 roadsters, in any color you want so long as it’s Graphite Grey Magno, a unique matte paint developed solely for the Edition 50. Also exclusive to the special edition will be the mostly murdered-out chrome from back to front, inside and out, as well as unique badging, embroidery and leather colors.
All GT models get more horsepower, with the “base model” AMG GT getting 469 hp and the GT S slightly upping the ante to 515 hp, while the GT C in either droptop or hardtop will produce 550 hp and just a hair over 500 lb-ft of torque. The insane GT R will crank out a healthy 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of twist.
Every car produced will be equipped with the GT R’s active aerodynamics as well as the Panamericana grille so heavily praised when originally released on the GT R.
The old Mercedes skunkworks is doing some grand things to start off their 50-year birthday party. We’re pretty stoked to see what they have up their sleeves next, because you know it’s going to be nuts.
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