Geneva Motor Show Experiences the Mercedes AMG GT R Roadster
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Geneva Motor Show Experiences the Mercedes AMG GT R Roadster

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is perfect for a sports activities coupe — tactile and quick, and endlessly fulfilling to drive. The one solution to make it higher, with the wind in your hair. Enter the AMG GT R Roadster. Debuting on the Geneva Motor Show this week, the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster packs the same potent punch as its hardtop sibling. Meaning there is a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 underneath the hood, with 577 horsepower and 516 pound-toes of torque. Mercedes-Benz says the GT R Roadster will have the ability to hit 60 miles per hour in merely three.5 seconds.

Efficiency-smart, the AMG GT R Roadster has the same mechanical upgrades because of the Coupe. Meaning there’s an adjustable coil-over suspension, rear axle steering, active aerodynamics and one of many best exhaust notes accessible anyplace.

All the Mercedes-AMG GT lineup acquired quite a few updates late final 12 months, and the R Roadster will get them, too. Redesigned headlights have a brand new LED mild signature, and there is an entirely digital instrument cluster inside.

Not like the AMG GT R Coupe, the GT R Roadster shall be a restricted-run affair. Mercedes-Benz says solely 750 can be offered worldwide, and you’ll count on them to go for an indeed fairly penny. The GT R Coupe begins at $159,350, and the Roadster will undoubtedly command some thousand dollars more significant than that.