Did anybody really ask for the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster? You have to be a particular sort of maniac to lust after AMG’s most track-ready offering and then request a version that ditches the roof. And yet, Mercedes-AMG thinks that there are at least 750 takers ready to buy this car because it’s building just that many.

But not everyone will be raising their hand and trying to cut the line. With a starting price just a hair under $190,000, this all-out droptop isn’t a cheap date. And don’t forget, the nearly-as-powerful GT C Roadster costs a more palatable $162,400. Going all-in for the R requires a very specific buyer – one that is willing to sacrifice some everyday livability in exchange for perhaps the most trackable convertible out there. For everyone else, this should be a hard pass.


Gallery: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster: Pros And Cons

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

Engine Twin-Turbocharged 4.0-liter V8
Output 577 Horsepower / 516 Pound Feet
Transmission 7-Speed Dual-Clutch
Drive Type Rear-Wheel Drive
Speed 0-60 MPH 3.5 Seconds
Maximum speed 197 MPH
Efficiency 15 City / 20 Highway / 17 Combined
Weight 3,746 Pounds
Seating Capacity 2
Base Price $189,750
As-Tested Price $209,940
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