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Mercedes AMG GT-C Making A Spring Debut?

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On: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 2:04PM | By: Carl Malek

Mercedes AMG GT-C Making A Spring Debut?

Long rumored and often teased, the Mercedes-AMG GT-C convertible could be coming to production quicker than many have anticipated, if a new flurry of reports coming out of Germany are to be believed.

According to the leaked transcript of a product planning presentation which was revealed by the British publication Autocar, the new model dubbed the GT C is slated to arrive in Mercedes showrooms next spring which would allow the potent droptop to arrive just in time for the start of convertible driving season. The document in question shows the GT C following closely behind the recently unveiled GT R coupe which was formally announced late last month. a chart featured in the document shows that there will possibly be a GTC C Coupe, but separate sources suggests that this particular model is actually just a misprint, and actually refers to the facelifted GT coupe.

The droptop is rumored to mirror its coupe sibling, and be available in only two trim levels: The standard model which brings 456 horsepower, and the hotter "S" grade model that brings 503 horsepower to the festivities. This would also allow the German firm to embark on its broader plan of rolling out a diverse suite of GT variants in an effort to better compete with Porsche and its equally diverse 911 model family. The 911 has been the benchmark that Benz and AMG have been targeting since its debut; the various iterations that will eventually make their respective appearances should help ensure that there is a GT for every 911 configuration on the market.

This includes the inevitable Black Series variant of the GT that would have the 911 Turbo S in its cross hairs. Expected to make its appearance only on the coupe, this particular model would represent the pinnacle of GT performance, and be a compelling alternative to the aforementioned Porsche. However, look for the Black Series to make its appearance towards the end of the current generation's production life, when it would serve as a suitable send off before the next generation GT makes its inevitable debut.


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