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Cars Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster 2020 UK review

12:25  10 december  2019
12:25  10 december  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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You are here. Car reviews ›. Mercedes - AMG GT R Roadster 2020 UK review . The R Roadster has the second-most-focused GT chassis set-up (behind only the GT R Pro) and is meant to be a Nürburgring monster, but here comes with a soft-top body, which, you’ll know, usually means some

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What is it?

Onwards, friends, leaving no niche unturned, just as much in the super-sports car category as Mercedes is doing in the small family car segment. This is the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster in ‘R’ form and it takes the GT’s total number of derivatives to 16, across the two-door sports car’s coupé and roadster derivatives.The R Roadster is one of the weirder ones in the line-up because if you imagine a Porsche 911 GT3 RS Convertible, that’s kind of where we are. The R Roadster has the second-most-focused GT chassis set-up (behind only the GT R Pro) and is meant to be a Nürburgring monster, but here comes with a soft-top body, which, you’ll know, usually means some dynamic compromises.The aerodynamic, mechanical and dynamic specifications of the R Coupé and Roadster, then, are similar. There’s a big fixed wing (which looks a bit odd on the roadster), a 577bhp/516lb ft tune for the 4.0-litre V8, adjustable dampers, active rear steer and a wider track than on the GT C, the next model down in the range. The R’s roof and body strengthening are the same as other GT roadsters, meaning a three-layer fabric hood and a kerb weight some 80kg heavier than the R coupé’s, leaving it at 1710kg. That is the first reason why this is a curious derivative: if you want the best driver’s variant of a car, adding 80kg to it is not usually how you’d go about it.Reason two is that in removing the fixed roof, there’s always some compromise in body stiffness. Unless, say, you have a carbonfibre tub like McLaren does, and which this Mercedes doesn’t.

What is it like?

So sure enough, even with the adaptive dampers placed in their softest mode via the hugely over-complex array of interior switches, you can feel that familiar and unsettling soft-top steering wheel shimmy as you drive down bad roads, with the GT R Roadster’s front and rear suspension worrying about different things at different times and the whole thing showing the same kind of chassis compliance as a skateboard.

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Sure, there’s a big amount of woofle and drama from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and reasonable responses from the rear-mounted seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, but while it’s a heady experience, it doesn’t initially strike me as a particularly satisfying nor sophisticated one. Large amounts of graunching and scrubbing at manoeuvring speeds don’t ease the mood along, either.

Besides, this is a large car. AMG’s front-mid-engined take on things means the bonnet is long and you’re sitting way behind it, close to the rear axle and with the additional front track width to contend with, too. The GT has always felt a bit of a hot rod, and this is the hottest AMG rod of them all – like in an old AC Cobra or something, the big news is all happening out the front and you’re just at the back hanging onto it.

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And yet, it’s actually not always like that. Find a back road that’s broad enough - and it doesn’t have to be US-level width or anything - and the active rear steer is tuned sufficiently well that the R Roadster is intuitive at brisk road speeds, with a welcome level of agility so that, yes, there’s capability and enjoyment beyond lesser AMG GTs. A 911 or McLaren is more intimate and rewarding still, but ultimately the GT R turns out to be not so bad at all.

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Should I buy one?

It strikes me that it takes a peculiar set of circumstances and requirements to alight on your ideal AMG GT being this particular blend of mechanical options. That might be why AMG is only going to make 750 of them.

Enjoyable though it is in specific conditions, I can’t shake the feeling that this is an AMG for people who must have ‘the most’, rather than who strive to own the best.

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Where Oxfordshire, UK Price £178,675 On sale Now Engine V8, 3982cc, twin-turbocharged, petrol Power 577bhp at 6250rpm Torque 516lb ft at 2100-5500rpm Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Kerb weight 1710kg Top speed 197mph 0-62mph 3.6sec Economy 22.6mpg CO2 284g/km Rivals McLaren 570S Spider, Porsche 911 Speedster

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