Mercedes-AMG has finally launched the convertible GT Roadster and hardcore GT R in India, at a price of Rs 2.19 crore and Rs 2.23 crore (ex-showroom, India).
The GT Roadster employs a 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 469hp and 630Nm of torque, but doesn’t sport rear-wheel steering like its hardcore sibling – the GT R.
The GT R is basically a road-ready version of Mercedes’ 24-hour race-winning GT3. Apart from being the fastest production car to have lapped the Nurburgring, it has also set a new record at our very own Buddh International Circuit. Beneath the bonnet is the same 4.0-litre V8, albeit producing more power at 585hp and 700Nm of torque. Synced to the motor is a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with 0-100kph coming up in just 3.6 seconds. The GT R can be pushed right up to 317kph.
Bolted on to the GT R is a revised double-wishbone suspension system developed from the GT3 racecar. AMG Dynamic Select offers three damping modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus.