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Great TCS & multiple airbags ensure safety while you are having fun

Safety and After Sales Service – The AMG-GT Roadster gets multiple airbags and a host of electronic aid to keep you safe. We found the traction control particularly reassuring. The build quality is top class and the high-speed stability is utterly brilliant. Naturally, you get rollover protection and seat belt pre-tensioners to keep you absolutely in place in case you topple. Being an over-engineered vehicle, expect the service costs to be high. Mercedes-AMG has a good reach of dealership and service network.

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The AMG GT Roadster is a fun, practical and attractive looking supercar

Verdict – The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is one of those cars that you want the moment you drive it. It’s got all the attributes of an accomplished supercar. It’s fast, looks like a million bucks and has beautifully calibrated dynamics. The open-top experience is a thrill and just the icing on the cake one wants from an entertaining supercar. Mercedes-AMG has also done an impressive job of making the car as usable as possible with a comfortable cabin and plenty of feel-good equipment. At Rs. 2.59 crores (on-road, Mumbai), the AMG-GT Roadster is about Rs. 6 lakhs cheaper than the R version but comes across as a pricey proposition. But for the drama it exudes, we think it deserves every penny.

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The boot is pretty compact and comes with a small opening

What’s Cool

* Gorgeous looks and road presence
* Feature-loaded and sporty interior
* Refined and great sounding V8 motor
* Excellent driving dynamics and brakes
* Convertible form factor offers great thrill

What’s Not So Cool

* Headroom could be a problem for tall passengers
* Interior feels a bit dated
* Low ground clearance could be an issue
* NVH levels should have been better

Alternatives: – Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, Jaguar F-Type Convertible

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A look at the Twin-Turbo V8 motor powering this beast

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Specifications

* Engine: 3982cc, V8, Twin-Turbo, DOHC, Petrol
* Power: 476 HP @ 6000 RPM
* Torque: 630 Nm @ 1700 RPM
* Top Speed: 302 km/hrkm/
* 0-100 km/hr: 4.0-seconds
* Transmission: 7-Speed AT
* Fuel Consumption: 3-5 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tyre Size: 255/35/19 (Front), 295/30/19 (Rear)
* Suspension: Independent Suspension (Front), Coil Spring (Rear)
* Brakes: Carbon Ceramic Discs (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 4 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, Traction Control

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4544 mm X 1939 mm X 1259 mm
* Wheelbase: 2630 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.75-metres
* Boot Space: 165-litres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 75-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1670 kgs

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The wind in the hair feel & attention you get in a convertible is unmatched

Further Reading

Mercedes-AMG GT R Review
Mercedes AMG GT-S Review

Testers’ Note:

“If I had to describe the driving experience of the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster in one word, it would be “dramatic”! The engine on this car is absolutely bonkers and the way it puts down all the power sends you in a tizzy. The rear wheels offer tremendous grip and yet the tail just loves coming out at the slightest opportunity. Driving a RWD car with so much power on tap requires some time getting used to on our unpredictable roads but once you get the hang of it, you can’t stop having fun. The AMG isn’t as easy to drive as some of its AWD supercar rivals, but what it offers is truckloads of entertainment behind the wheel!” – Parth Gohil, Associate Editor, MotorBeam.

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