At the ongoing Detroit Motor Show, German auto giant Mercedes with its performance division AMG has celebrated its partnership’s half-centennial birthday with the unveiling of a coupe version of their GT C sports car. The division has been enjoying a strong working relationship with the company for five decades and during this period it has developed some of the great examples such as AMG GT3, AMG SLS, AMG GLE among the others. Meanwhile, the company has also showcased the refreshed GT and GT S models.
Starting with the GT C Coupe, it is said to be launched later this year, initially as a limited-run Edition 50 trim. Special to this new model is a matte finish paint option called Graphite Grey Mango along with black chrome exterior highlights, trim strips on the side skirts, mouldings on the exhaust pipes and rear diffuser. Flared wheel arches and a lower ground clearance distinguish it from its other siblings. Moreover, it is also 35kg lighter than the GT C Roadster that debuted last year.
Inside the cabin, the Edition 50 flaunts silver and contrasting black Nappa leather further accented by black chrome highlights, silver seat belts and matte carbon fibre. Powering the GT C Coupe is the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine as of the Roadster that churns out 549 Bhp of power between 5,750 to 6,750 rpm and 690 Nm of torque between 1,900 to 5,750 rpm. This helps sprint the car from nought to 100 kmph in 3.7 secs and to do a top speed of 317 kmph.
The facelifted line-up, on the other hand, comes with more power, designing tweaks and styling as well. The new ‘Panamericana’ grille along with 15 chrome vertical bars are now standard on all the GT trim. Besides, the refreshed models also house the clever active aerodynamics sourced from AMG GT-R connecting air from the front splitter to the rear diffuser. On the power front, the GT now rated at 469 Bhp with 630 Nm with a bump of 13 Bhp and 30 Nm respectively, while the GT S puts out 12 bhp and 20 Nm more than before and currently stands at 515 Bhp with 670 Nm.