Even More Mercedes-AMG GT Versions are Coming
Within the past month, the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car family has grown from two to three models, adding the hot-hot 2017 GT R to its already bustling ranks. This however is just the start of the family tree, according to Top Gear, which reports that at least two more variants of the Mercedes-AMG GT will arrive in the coming year. In an interview with AMG boss Tobias Moers at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed, Top Gear notes that the current family of GT, GT S, and GT R will be joined by an AMG GT Roadster next year. That, and more. “It’s a convertible still in line with the GT,” Moers told the UK outlet, “the torsional stiffness of a GT is outstanding. The body in white is stiff so we can use the suspension out of the GT and GT S as standard.” RELATED: See More of the All-New 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R
As far as powerplants go, one can expect the 456- and 503-horsepower V8s (of the GT and GT S) under the drop top’s hood. A 577-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT R roadster however looks quite unlikely, given its track-centric attitude.
After that, Mercedes-AMG is said to be readying an AMG GT4, which will be closely related to the current GT3 race car, but offered in a more usable package for “gentleman” racing drivers and those without factory support.
Rather interestingly, all these additional high-performance models have arrived within the relatively infant years of the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car, which signals that a knock-down drag-out Black Series version may be in store toward the end of the model’s lifespan, as it was in the case of the Mercedes-Benz SLS Black, seen below.
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Moers didn’t confirm or deny a future Black Series AMG GT, but did contend that the current GT R is “much faster than an SLS Black on the race track,” despite being down on power to its 622 hp predecessor. “It’s not all about power, it’s about drivability, it’s about weight to power ratio.”
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