2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Roadster

by Mike Hunter

This sporty AMG machine by Mercedes-Benz is designed to perform and to impress. The V8 is a higher output with less displacement at 469 horsepower; its biturbo has a massive torque of 465 pound-feet, which peaks at just 1,700 rpm and holds it all the way to 5,000 rpm.

The sport suspension is derived from racing with the double wishbone for all four wheels. The very precise handling is due to maximized strength and rigidity with minimized unsprung weight. A low center of gravity, low drag and optimal downforce aerodynamics combine to present the ideal driving experience. 

The analog instrumentation features dark grey gauge faces with carbon-effect centers and contrasting graphics with red rings and indicator needles. Digital segment-type ancillary instruments are neatly embedded within the larger speedometer and rev counter, while a multifunction display offers a variety of illustrated menus on a high-resolution color screen between the gauges.

A functional celebration of motorsports style and success, the Panamericana grille introduces a new face of AMG that’s rooted in its racing heritage. Its 15 vertical chrome bars are drawn from the AMG GT3 racecar, yet the form also recalls the legendary 300SL that won the Panamericana road race in 1952. It’s even more fitting as AMG enters its second half-century with a rich history of performance innovation not only behind it but accelerating into tomorrow as well.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Roadster

City: 16 mpg
Hwy: 21 mpg
Trans: 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT® DCT dual-clutch rear-mounted transaxle
0-60 mph: 3.9 sec.
MSRP: $124,400

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