Mercedes just teased a new car on its AMG Instagram page that looks an awful lot like a roadster version of its AMG GT sports car. The new car will debut at the Paris Motor Show in a few weeks. (AMG is the sports-car division of Mercedes, like BMW’s M.)
The car, which will reportedly be called the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster, will likely churn out 456-horsepower from the 4-liter twin-turbo V8 brought over from the standard AMG GT coupe. It looks like it’ll have a fabric roof, too, rather than a heavier retractable hardtop. The AMG GT coupe starts north of $111,000, so the topless version will likely start a bit higher when it finally hits showrooms.
Given the competition — the GT Roadster is aimed directly at Porsche’s venerable 911 Cabriolet — the Mercedes team has a tough challenge ahead.