The all-new 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT a.k.a. Porsche 911 killer was introduced last week and prepared to make its world debut next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. It is too early to talk about a convertible version but this version was already rendered. After seeing the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, it is now time to take a look at the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.
Without a roof, the vehicle looks absolutely stunning and we do hope that the German carmaker will build the roadster version. If built, the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster will get the same 4.0-liter (M178) V8 biturbo engine.
On the GT version, the engine delivers 462 hp (340 kW) as well as 600 Nm of torque and this means an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, with a top speed limited at 304 km/h or 188.8 mph.
The GT S model gets 510 hp (375 kW) as well as 650 Nm of torque, which means an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds while top speed is limited at 310 km/h or 192.6 mph. As we said, the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is still far away but we do hope we will see it in 2 or 3 years.
Gorden Wagener, Vice President for Design at Daimler AG, remarked that the new Mercedes-AMG GT is a sports car in its purist form, as evident on its spectacular proportions, dynamically sculpted surfaces and flowing lines. He noted that these design elements makes the AMG GT a modern sports car that embodies the spirit of Mercedes’ glorious sports cars. Wagener added that the GT combines both beauty and intelligence.
An embodiment of sensual purity of sportiness and emotion, the new AMG GT is marked by its hallmark rear-wheel-drive proportions, with its front mid-engine layout to help ensure optimal weight distribution. It is defined by a long bonnet with pronounced powerdomes, a set-back passenger compartment, large wheels and broad tail end as well as a large tailgate.
AMG GT looks like a sculpture with a sensuous character, thanks to its arched surfaces and stunning cues like dome-shaped roof line and the frameless doors. The new AMG GT appears light and dynamic even when not on the move, as made possible by a muscular element sculpted from its side wall, which surfaces and lines into the rear-end for a striking tapered effect.
Its shoulder region features no lines, but down below a line flows and the, picks up in the rear bumper, thereby visually stretching the body. The new AMG GT is also laden with a typical styling feature of Mercedes sports cars – side air outlets, with two fins each. Likewise, the new sports car has no visible aerials that might disrupt its overall appearance.