Mercedes-AMG has pulled off the covers (and roof) of their latest Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS). Unlike the AMG GT R Coupe, the Roadster is only limited to 750 units worldwide.
At the heart of AMG’s ultimate open-top sports car lies the M178 4.0-litre biturbo V8 packing 585 hp and 700 Nm of twist. Paired to a 7-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch tranny, century sprint is achieved in 3.6 seconds (identical to the coupe) and will continue to accelerate to 317 km/h – just 1 km/h shy of the Coupe’s maximum velocity.
The wider body (+46 mm front; +57 mm rear) compared to the standard GT and GT S model, active aerodynamics front louvres, active rear-wheel steering and fixed rear wing all comes together to keep the AMG GT R Roadster planted to the ground when carving corners.
Track-oriented items such as the optional Ceramic composite brakes (15 kgs lighter than standard brakes), 9-Stage AMG Traction Control, AMG coil-over suspension and AMG Ride Control adaptive dampers from the AMG GT R coupe are also found in the new Roadster.
Inside, the cabin is furnished with the latest technologies found in the facelifted AMG GT range which includes 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch multimedia display (non-touchscreen) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new-generation AMG Performance steering wheel with AMG steering wheel buttons as well as the display buttons on the centre console.
To further highlight the car’s limited production, every AMG GT R Roadster will feature a “1 of 750” inscription badge in the centre console.
Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster at Geneva