Yes, the folks from Affalterbach have lopped the roof off their most potent GT coupé to create this, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster.
Just 750 units will be built, with each one powered by the same twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 as used in the hardtop, delivering an unchanged 430 kW and 700 N.m to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
That’s enough, says Mercedes-Benz, for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in just 3,6 seconds (which, you may have noticed, matches the claimed time of the coupé). The topless two-seater, however, tops out at 317 km/h.
The GT R Roadster also borrows the coupé’s adjustable coil-over suspension (with active rear axle steering), active aerodynamics and nine-stage traction control system, but furthermore gains a triple-layer fabric softtop with a lightweight structure consisting of aluminium, magnesium and steel.
Round back, you'll find a large rear wing (with an integral third brake lamp) fixed to the boot lid, which Mercedes-AMG says increases downforce at the rear axle. The aerofoil mounts are painted in body colour whereas the blade is finished in high-gloss black.
The newcomer features 19-inch alloys up front and 20-inch items at the rear, wrapped in 275/35 ZR19 and 325/30 ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, respectively.
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