There are few things that are as fun as driving a convertible in perfect weather with the roof down. Perhaps the one thing that can make it even better is if the car itself had a lot of power... say, around 585 horsepower.
That's what Mercedes-AMG wants to provide to just 750 customers worldwide with the reveal of the AMG GT R Roadster.
The GT R Roadster is the latest variant in the esteemed Mercedes-AMG GT line that was first launched in 2014 as coupe, and initially as a convertible in 2017. The GT R Roadster is the convertible counterpart of the GT R Coupe that was launched in 2017.
"The new AMG GT R Roadster is far more than the combination of the thrilling vehicle dynamics of the GT R with the special flair of our GT Roadsters,” said Mr. Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “It is the essence of two worlds, blending to deliver our brand pledge, Driving Performance, in a very special way.”
What sets the AMG GT R Roadster apart is that it features all the enhancements that are standard in the top-tier GT R Coupe, but with open-top thrills. Powering the GT R Roadster is a 585 PS, 700 Newton-meter, 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine. The performance of the engine allows the Roadster to get from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 317 km/h.
Other special upgrades in the GT R Roadster over standard Roadster models include adjustable coil-over suspension, active rear steering, and even active aerodynamics. The rear wing is adjustable, but there is another aerodynamic device under the car that automatically deploys to provide more downforce.
As with other roadster models, the AMG GT R has a triple layer fabric top with a roof mechanism made up of steel, aluminum, and magnesium.