Our car’s $209,940 as-tested price is just a few grand short of a Porsche 911 Turbo S Convertible – the newest car on the block. This is the most expensive variant of the AMG GT to date, and its price is high enough to put it in a world of great convertible options, like the Audi R8 Spyder, and the much more comfortable (but less aggressive) Bentley Continental GT Convertible.

Though the GT R stands out with its incredible performance abilities and killer V8 soundtrack, the aforementioned options are good ones. As the GT R grows older, it’s worth asking if a limited production is enough to justify the Merc’s steep price tag.