Is Mercedes-AMG’s New GT C Roadster Better Than Porsche’s 911?

Following its global debut made last fall in Paris, the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster is finally available for order in global markets, so naturally, reviews have started flowing in.

One of the first ones comes from Autocar’s Matt Prior, who had a hard time favoring a Porsche 911 Cabriolet over the poshest roadster that comes from Mercedes-AMG.

Removing its roof obviously meant adding a few pounds to the car’s overall weight, but even so, the ride is composed thanks to clever engineering, and doesn’t feel at all wobbly.

Moreover, with the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine sitting at the front, which has become the basic choice for all modern AMG cars, it’s the ride to go for, as besides the impressive 547 horsepower and 502 pound-feet (681 Nm) of torque, it sounds the business.

Still, is it worth it over a similar 911? Well, let’s see what Mr. Prior has to say about that. 

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  • Six Thousand Times

    Maybe not but it’s quite good.

  • Bash

    I don’t see the logic of the comparison here, sure they can go against each other, and each has each own pros and cons, but imo its like comparing two different perfumes! every one has his favorite and every car shines in its own way.
    PS, if it come to me, the merc is brilliant, but I would pick the 911.

  • Belthronding Tinuviel

    i really appreciate what merc amg gt c roadster does and it’s masculen style. plus,if you want more uniqueness,it is newer and rarer than 911.
    so i would pick amg gtc roadster..

    but.. on the other hand there is a pure beauty: 911 targa. i can not stop myself hoping to own one,especially targa gts would be best to me.

  • Christian Wimmer

    These are both inherently different cars intended for different clients.

    Both can be Grand Tourers, but I assume the Mercedes does a better job at being one.

    Both are very sporty and capable, but I assume the Porsche has more of an edge in this department.

    Both are insanely fast.

    I’d be happy with either one.

  • Infinite1

    My buddy has a hardtop GT S and he’s taken it back to the service department for different things over 10 times within a year. He’s thinking about getting rid of it. I’m more of a Porsche fan any how.