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£110,105 when new
Looks angry… But it isn’t. At least, not as angry as the AMG GT C Roadster we drove a couple of weeks ago. What you’re looking at here is the non-C AMG GT Roadster – the base car, if you like. The less expensive, less fast, less shouty of the two. If the GT C Roadster is effectively the open-top version of the AMG GT R, then the GT Roadster is that of the plain-old AMG GT. Confused? A little. Thought so. There are five AMG GTs in all, three coupes and two Roadsters. All have the same 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and seven-speed DCT. Coupes first: the AMG GT has 469bhp, the GT S has 515bhp and then there’s the R, which has 577bhp. To the GT the GT S adds, among other things, RACE mode, adjustable dampers and an electronic rear differential lock. The GT R gets much more besides, as you’ll no doubt have read. This AMG GT Roadster has the same 469bhp as the AMG GT Coupe. Not the S, not the R, just the regular AMG GT. It does 0-62mph in four seconds, 188mph and costs about £11,400 more than the equivalent coupe. It is as different from the 549bhp GT C Roadster as the AMG GT is from the GT R - the wider track, four-wheel steer and electronically-controlled rear differential (the GT Roadster gets a mechanical limited-slip diff instead) of the C are very much MIA. So are the adjustable dampers, but you can option those back in for £1,495.