UK buyers can now place their order for the new Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster. Price of Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster begins from £178,675. Hence, GT R Roadster is £34,000 expensive than the GT C Roadster and £30,000 more than GT R Coupe. Power in the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster comes from twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. The same engine is also used on fixed-roof Coupe and offers an output of 577hp and 700 Nm of torque. Engine is mated with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The setup helps 0 to 62mph in 3.6 seconds and while top speed is electronically limited to 197 mph.
Few of standard equipment in two-seater roadster includes LED High Performance adaptive headlights, AMG performance and climatised seats dressed in nappa leather, along with AMG Drive Unit with traction control. Additionally, there is 10.25-inch infotainment system paired with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a Burmester surround sound system, interior carbon fiber trim and others. If buyers are willing to shell out £5,995, they would get carbon-fiber braking system. Cabin of Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster consist of triple-layered lightweight fabric soft top that features a structure that is amalgamation of aluminium, steel and magnesium. To reduce noise, acoustic mat has been included.
To open and close the roof of open-roof roadster takes just 11 seconds and is available up to 31 mph. It can be obtained in three color options which are black, red and beige. Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is being offered with active cooling which is a set of vertical louvers at the bottom of the front apron are operated electronically, opening and closing depending on cooling and aerodynamic demands. First examples of GT R Roadster will come to UK shores this autumn.