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AMG might be famous for shoehorning big engines into luxurious saloons and SUVs, thereby endowing them with supercar-bothering acceleration, but let’s not forget they also build two-seat sports cars, such as the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster.
Like the AMG GT Coupe, which you can read about by clicking the link, the GT Roadster comes with a stonkingly potent, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine under that long, long bonnet. And, while it's the only engine available, it's available with a choice of power outputs to suit a wider spectrum of tastes and budgets.
Regardless of power output, the V8 drives the rear wheels only, though a seven-speed automatic gearbox. All variants get an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, to help boost traction off the line and out of corners, which means that even the least powerful model, the GT C Roadster, can rattle off the 0-62mph sprint in a mere 3.7sec. Oh yes, and flat out it’ll reach 196mph.
However impressive those numbers are, the GT Roadster has a stern fight on its hands. Not only does it need to compete with the ever-popular Porsche 911 Cabriolet, there’s also the Audi R8 Spyder to think about. Meanwhile, the pricier GT R version is treading on the toes of bespoke supercars, like the McLaren 570S Spider.
At a glance
|Number of trims||3 see more|
|Number of engines||2 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||22.1 - 22.2|
|Avaliable doors options||2|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£8,709 / £11,202|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£17,418 / £22,405|
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