2017 Detroit Auto Show: Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe Revealed

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The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GTC Coupe has been revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. The AMG GTC Coupe was unveiled alongside the updated versions of the GT and GT S variants of the sports car.

The new Mercedes-AMG GTC Coupe is the hardtop version of the AMG GT C Roadster that was revealed at the 2016 Paris Motor Show and sits in between the revised GT S and the beast of the Nurburgring, the AMG GT R.

Powering the AMG GT C is a twin turbo 4.0-litre V8 that produces 549bhp and 680Nm of torque which is enough to propel the coupe from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and onward to a top speed of 317km/h.

The Coupe is 35 kilograms lighter than the roadster but like its soft-top sibling it gets the wider track and rear arches from the AMG GT R along with active rear steering and an electronically controlled limited-slip diff to help it through the corners.

Initially, the GT C Coupe will be available in the limited run Edition 50 spec to mark the fiftieth anniversary of AMG.

The limited run of Edition 50s will be available in two exclusive paint finishes: Designo Graphite Grey and Designo Cashmere White Magno.

Other design details include black chrome highlights on the side skirts, front splitter, grille inlets, diffuser, and tailpipes. The forged alloy wheels are also finished in black chrome.

Inside, the Edition 50 variants will get the AMG Interior Night Package that adds extra black trim to the cabin and contrasts silver seatbelts as standard along with an AMG Performance steering wheel wrapped in Dinamica microfiber and silver pearl and black Nappa leather seats with grey stitching and Edition 50 emblems on the headrests.

Mercedes-AMG has also upgraded the GT and GT S variants of the sports car adding more power along with a few design tweaks to bring them in line with the newer cars including the new ‘Panamericana' grille, and the active aerodynamic system from the AMG GT R with vertical louvres behind the front grille that open and shut to improve aero performance.

The AMG GT Coupe now puts out 13bhp and 30Nm of torque more than before, matching the regular AMG GT Roadster's 469bhp and 630Nm output. The AMG GT S models get a power jump from 503bhp to 515bhp, with peak torque now at 670Nm (20Nm over the old car).

The Mercedes-AMG GT C coupe will go on sale later this year, with deliveries expected to start in the summer.

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