Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe with 557 hp is here – FIRST-EVER PICS

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Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe with 557 hp has been caught undisguised. The fixed roof version of the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster will launch in 2017, closing the gap between the GT S and GT R.

The car pictured by our colleagues from is a limited run launch version. Called “Edition 50”, it marks the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG, featuring matte black paint for the body and the multi-spoke 20-inch magnesium wheels.

The GT C will be identical tech-wise with the Roadster C variant launched in Paris this Autumn.  At 410 kW (557 hp), peak output of the familiar four-liter twin-turbo V8 is 35 kW (47 hp) above that of the AMG GT S and 20 kW (28 hp) below the Mercedes-AMG GT R. The maximum torque of 680 newton metres is available from 1900 to 5750 rpm.

The seven-speed dual-clutch AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed transmission gets a higher ratio overall, but a lower ratio fitted to the seventh gear. That means better acceleration, but easier cruising.

In Roadster guise, a sprint from zero to 100 km/h is absolved in 3.7 seconds, and this fulminating acceleration only ends at the top speed of 316 km/h. In Coupe form we can expect better values for both chapters, due to lower weight.

In addition to the power supplement, the GT C version uses some of the technical refinements of the AMG GT R. The chassis gets AMG RIDE CONTROL continuously variable, adaptive damping system and active rear axle steering. As standard the AMG GT C will be equipped with an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle.