I paid less for my house and it came with bathrooms....:surprise::grin:
Let that sink in for a moment. The GT R Roadster is £34,400 more than the GT C Roadster and approximately £30,000 more than the GT R Coupe, making it an expensive toy for big boys. The McLaren GT, for example, retails at £163,000 while the 570S Spider starts at £164,750 on-the-road.
The question is, how could Mercedes-AMG step into supercar territory with a front-engined sports car? The biggest reason is exclusivity, namely the limited production numbers for the GT R Roadster. 750 examples of the breed will ever be made for the entire world, packing 585 PS (577 horsepower) and 700 Nm (516 pound-feet) of torque from 4.0 liters of displacement.
Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers describes the GT R Roadster as “the essence of two worlds, blending to deliver our brand pledge, Driving Performance, in a very special way.” Acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 3.6 seconds, and on full song, the special edition is much obliged to keep it steady on the derestricted Autobahn at 317 km/h (197 mph).
As with every GT in the lineup, this one features a seven-speed DCT and no three-pedal option. But even with all the motorsport-inspired equipment, carbon-ceramic brakes are listed as an optional extra for £5,995. British customers can expect their cars to arrive this summer, the perfect time to drop the top and enjoy the burble of the twin-turbo V8 engine.
Speaking of the three-layered top, only 11 seconds are needed to drop or raise the roof. Aluminum, magnesium, and steel are utilized in the top’s construction, along with an acoustic mat that reduces wind noise in the cabin.
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires come standard, measuring 275/35 ZR 19 at the front and 325/30 ZR 20 at the rear. As the name implies, the PSC2 is a mixture of racing tire with on-road performance tire that doesn’t work well in wet or cold weather.