Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, the radical convertible limited to 750 units

7 Mar

 

The Mercedes-AMG GT R was introduced more than two years ago but is still quite present in our heads. A coupé of radical cut that was baptized like the “beast of the Green Hell” due to its development in Nürburgring. But the truth is that we noticed the family something empty and it seems that the brand of the star also. Now they present a second body for this model, the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, which applies all above but in the open sky.

 

The GT R Roadster is the extreme convertible that many expected, with a performance above that of the rest of the Mercedes-AMG Roadster. It maintains the well-known mechanic V8 bi-turbo of 4.0 liters that in the top of range reaches up to 585 HP and 700 Nm of torque. The 557 HP of the GT C Roadster is left behind and the automatic transmission with double clutch and seven speeds is maintained, as well as some scandal benefits.

Because although a convertible could expect a lower performance, in this case practically the figures of the coupé are matched. The Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.6 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 317 km / h, equal acceleration and 1 km / h less than the fixed roof. It also has other benefits such as steering to the rear axle or suspension AMG Ride Control to improve its dynamic behavior.

 

Aesthetically and equipment level is basically what we had seen before. Regarding the coupé model, the main difference is the incorporation of the retractable canvas hood. It is linked to an electrical system due to this change its weight has increased to 1,635 kg (80 kg more). It makes up for it with an active aerodynamic system. Although the main difference with the coupe is that the convertible is a limited edition. Only 750 units of the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster will be made.