Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster in the Works

Giancarlo Perlas August 18, 2018

New spy shots reveal that the range-topping Mercedes-AMG GT R is getting a roadster model. The sports car is an addition to the ever-growing lineup of the Mercedes-AMG GT range that includes the GT Coupe, GT Roadster, GT C Coupe, GT C Roadster, GT S Coupe and GT R Coupe. The list does not even count the race cars, GT3 and GT4, that sprouted from the range.

The spy shots of Motor1 show the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster mostly covered in zebra camouflage. However, the overall shape, bulges and exposed areas of the roadster indicate that it bears a strong resemblance with the existing GT R Coupe. The only major changes in the spied prototype can be seen on its fixed rear wing and convertible roof.

The engine of the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster will likely possess the same power configuration found in its coupe counterpart. With that, it will have a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 unit under its hood with 585 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The numbers should be enough to propel the convertible from 0-62 mph in only 3.6 seconds.

The Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is expected to be unveiled sometime next year. It should come with a 2020 model year badge.

It should be noted that AMG is also rumored to be working on a GT R Black Series model. We are yet to uncover more details about the speculations though.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Spy Shots

Check out the spy shots of the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster in the gallery below:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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