The Mercedes-AMG GT has been rendered into a roadster by Theophilus Chin. Decision about production still pending.
The Mercedes-AMG GT has been rendered into a roadster by Theophilus Chin.
A rumor emerged on the eve of the AMG GT's reveal which indicated the model will be sold only with a fixed roof. Apparently, Daimler is afraid an AMG GT Roadster would cannibalize sales of the SL-Class and the upcoming S-Class Convertible. However, things have changed since then as AMG CEO Tobias Moers didn't deny plans of an open-top version but most likely it will take a while until the model will reach the assembly line.
As seen in these renders created by Theophilus Chin, an AMG GT Roadster makes a lot of sense and chances are it will eventually happen taking into account the aforementioned rumor indicated the car is "virtually complete" so what would be the point of doing all that work for nothing?
Until then, several other derivatives of the AMG GT will be launched, including a Black Series and a "nice" variant as described by Moers. There's also going to be a track-only GT3 model coming out in 2016 and set to replace the SLS AMG GT3. In addition, a street-legal GT3 version with more power and less weight is also in the works to compete with the Porsche 911 GT3.