Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster review

Category: Sports car

Section: Costs & verdict

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD centre console
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD front tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD rear tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD boot open
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD centre console
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 roof up tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 roof-down high shot
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 front quarter static
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 rear quarter static
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster overview
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 rear spoiler detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 steering wheel detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 steering wheel detail - tight
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD front tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD rear tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD boot open
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 RHD centre console
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 roof up tracking
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 roof-down high shot
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 front quarter static
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 rear quarter static
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster overview
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 rear spoiler detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 steering wheel detail
  • Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster 2019 steering wheel detail - tight
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Even the cheapest GT C is one heck of a big chunk of change – far more expensive than the entry-level Porsche 911 Cabriolet or BMW M8 Convertible. The pricier GT R Roadster is big step up in price again, costing more than seemingly highly exclusive models, such as the McLaren 570S Spider or Aston Martin DB11 Volante

Fuel, tax, insurance and tyre bills are also going to be steep, but the same is true of its rivals. As the saying goes: if you can afford to buy it, you can probably afford to run it.

Overview

Most sports convertible rivals offer more involving and agile handling, but the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is still a lot of fun, and looks and sounds fantastic.

  • Huge performance
  • Intoxicating exhaust note
  • Playful handling
  • Not as agile or precise as a 570S Spyder
  • Not as practical as a 911 Cabriolet
  • Expensive to buy and run