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Mercedes-AMG GT C Announced to Celebrate 50 Year Partnership

12 Jan , 2017  

2017 marks 50 years of the Mercedes-AMG partnership and in celebration, Mercedes are adding a Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe to the sports car range.

The new model will sit between the AMG GT S and AMG GT R. The AMG GT C will be first sold as a special Edition 50 model.

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The Edition 50 will come with two exclusive special paint finishes which are designo graphite grey magno and designo cashmere white magno.

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Black chrome highlights have been applied to the side skirts, front splitter, trim strips in the air inlets of the grille, fins on the side air outlets in the front wings, moulding on the rear diffuser and the exhaust tailpipe trims.

The interior features a black/grey colour scheme and “Edition” lettering on the steering wheel.

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An AMG Interior Night pack will come as standard for the Edition 50 which includes steering wheel spokes, shift paddles and door sill panels finished in black.

The Mercedes-AMG GT C will come with a active rear-axle steering as standard. The rear wheels point the opposite direction of the front wheels up to a speed of 62mph which improves it’s cornering ability.

It will also come with a 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 that produces 557hp. It will have a top speed of 196mph and hits 62mph in 3.7 seconds. Same as the roadster version.

Mercedes-AMG have given the AMG GT, AMG GT S and AMG GT R are getting an external and technical update along with more power. Previous extras now coming as standard such as the AMG sports suspension and electronically controlled rear-axle limited-slip differential.

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For the interior, the AMG GT and AMG GT S can come with an optional style exclusive nappa leather trim in diamond-patterned macchiato beige.

Pricing and spec is to be confirmed but expected soon. The first GT C Coupes will be delivered in the summer.

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