27-03-2019

Mercedes AMG Showcased The GTR Roadster

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Mercedes-Benz showcased the all new Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster at Affalterbach. Limited to only 750 units, this Roadster is going to get as exclusive as it can.

The low slung front section and the forward inclined AMG specific radiator grille creates a distinctive “Shark Nose” Impression and makes the car appear to sit lower on the road. Technical team at Mercedes-AMG claims that, this shape lowers the vehicle’s back-pressure point, enhancing the flow of cooling air and the car’s aerodynamic performance.

A tri-functional, arched light guide takes on the functions of daytime running light, navigation light and turn signals. The V Shaped arrow like appearance of the front end enhances the dynamic looks. The side profile benefits from the standard-fit AMG Performance forged wheels in Matt black finish. The rear end also features numerous, conspicuous differentiations. The aluminium sidewalls make the AMG GT R Roadster 57 millimetres winders at the rear. This creates room for the larger 20-inch wheels and tyres as well as the wider track. These measures make for improved traction while allowing higher cornering speeds.

The interior design, echoes the exterior design language. The dashboard places a firm emphasis on width, creating an impression of a powerful wing. The AMG GT R Roadster sports a fully digital instrument cluster measuring 12.3 inches in the front of the driver and 10.25 inch multimedia monitor on the centre console. The instrument cluster offers AMG- specific display styles of Classic, Sporty, and Supersport.

This AMG is powered by 4.0 litre V8 biturbo engine pumping out 585 hp of power and over 700 NM of torque. This allows tie roadster to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and the top speed is limited to 320 km/h. Power is seamlessly transferred to the rear wheels, and help it do it seamlessly, there is a 7 speed dual clutch transmission doing its duties silently yet efficiently.

On the occasion of launch, Mr. Tobias Moers, Chairman of Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH said, “The new AMG GT R Roadster is far more than the combination of the thrilling vehicle dynamics of the GT R with special flair of our GT Roadsters. It is the essence of two worlds, blending to deliver our brand pledge, Driving Performance in a very special way.”

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