At long last, Mercedes-AMG has introduced a convertible counterpart to its legendary GT R Coupé. Limited to just 750 units, the new GTR R Roadster delivers prime aerodynamics, impressive power, muscular design, and a retractable roof. It joins the growing AMG GT family and thereby becomes synonymous with some of the brand’s best output. Top-shelf luxury and high performance are virtually guaranteed.
Under the hood of the GT R Roadster is an AMG 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine, which produces 585 hp and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. With a full eight cylinders at its disposal, the powerful engine gets the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 317 km/h. Cleverly positioned in front of the engine is an active aerodynamics profile of carbon-fibre, which weighs a mere 2 kg and automatically extends around 40 mm downwards when the driving calls for it. Meanwhile, the roadster’s rear-wheel-steering-system comes lifted straight out of the GT R Coupé, and keeps everything nimble and agile no matter how tight those corners get.
As one might expect, the roadster’s interior is the quintessence of luxury and functionality. Between the concave door trims, high beltlines, nappa leather seats, dynamically rising centre console, and low seat position, the cockpit practically feels custom-made. Also featured is neck-level AIRSCARF heating, which keeps the driver warm and cosy when the top is down and the weather is cold. Affixed to the centre console is a 10.25″ multimedia monitor with three AMG-specific display styles. Of course, this is all but a mere glimpse of the premium experience lying in wait.