The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R is one sexy looker of a coupe. Sleek lines, awesome power, exceptional handling, and a rich racing heritage make it a desirable ride. However, there’s always those who prefer to take to the open road with the top down embracing the wind. The German carmaker really knows how to please its crowd, which is why we’re getting a top-down version soon. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster taking everything its sibling does great and throws in a little more.

Knowing that the coupe version is a big hit with consumers, the German company is taking a careful approach. It’s keeping all of the good stuff that we love and repackaging everything with an option for open-air cruising. Other than the retractable roof, the Roadster version is essentially sporting the same specifications.

You have a 4.0-liter AMG twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 577 horsepower that makes it go from zero to 50 in just 3.5 seconds. In the proper conditions and location, the Roadster can push for speeds up to 197 miles per hour. All of this awesome power courses to its wheels via a 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch transmission.

It’s a pleasure to drive the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster knowing that it handles like a charm. The active-aerodynamics system sitting just below the engine keeps your ride stable even at high speeds. Another welcome feature involves a special inlet system that distributes air to key components that need cooling. Don’t let the cold stop you from driving with the top down, because the premium Nappa leather seats come with climate control and AIRSCARF neck warmers. Only 750 units are in line for production so you better hurry up and reserve yours now.


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