The brutally fast and furious 2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster is SL AMG successor and is up to challenge the 911 Carrera on the road. This model is slated to become one of the fastest Mercedes with lip-smacking looks, boisterous vocals, and a luxurious cabin.
The inbound Mercedes Roadster has undergone the mid-cycle enhancements and horsepower reinforcements to meet your everyday needs.
2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster – Beautiful Lines
The inbound 2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster is likened to a curvaceous devil that ears a blue dress. Everything looks nice and beautiful despite the lack of the dome-like roof. The automaker has revised the car’s new rear end and convex Pan-americana to ensure that even the most critical of demands are met. Besides, the new edition brings a widened rear end in comparison to its earlier sibling.
The rear end has been stretched by about 2.7 inches wider to accommodate the flat 305/30ZR-20 rear tires. This roadster was geared toward challenging the Porsche 911, and it just accomplished that mission. Nevertheless, we noted that these two cars highlight some difference regarding character. The GT C has an outstretched wheelbase, set-back cabin, and prominent hood—all of which are designed to keep the entire ride smoother than before.
Richly Ornamented Cabin
The next generation 2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster conveys a richly ornamented cabin with Nappa seats coming as standard. An optional package is the matte-finished carbon fiber trim. This package adds about $3,150 more to the Roadster’s $158,995 base price. The other features worth noting include a carbon fiber engine guard, a new Burmester audio system and Distronic Plus cruise control setup.
Comparing Performance Figures With Porsche 911 GTS
The new 2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster comes with a 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged DOHC 32-valve V-8 engine that produces amazing 550 hp. It has combined/city/highway: 17/15/20 mpg.
According to our track tests, we realized that the impending 2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster provides nearly the same performance figures as the 911 GTS Cabriolet. The AMG sprints from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds, which is virtually 0.30 seconds slower than the Porsche. Nonetheless, together they take about 7.3 seconds to hit the 100 mph.
By 130 mph, our tests illustrated that the new Mercedes Roadster comes second ahead of 911 GTS. The gap eventually grows up to 2 seconds by 150 mph. As per our 5 to 60 mph rolling-start test, we noticed that both cars clocked together at 4.0 seconds.
Either of them claimed the passing-lane bragging rights. The GT C takes 2.2 seconds to accelerate from 30-50 mph and 2.7 seconds from 50-70 mph. On the contrary, the Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet needs only 2.5 seconds to handle both deeds.
Almost each one of us expected the inbound 2018 Mercedes AMG GT C Roadster would emerge as a quicker model. However, despite the revised gearing, rear-biased weight distribution and additional horsepower, it only managed to hit the milestone speeds of between 0.1 and 0.4 seconds and came second after the GT S. We thought that this difference might be the result of fuel quality and GT C Roadster’s extra 127 pounds.
Its braking performance is a little frustrating despite the $8,950 carbon ceramic brake discs. We, however, appreciated that it has a pretty much perfect brake-pedal feel.