The aggressive styling of the coupé also translates to the Roadster, including the large fixed rear wing, while the likes of the coilover suspension, adjustable dampers – tuneable through several different driving modes – and rear-wheel active steering also feature, giving the GT R Roadster a very similar dynamic spec to the GT R coupé.
The aerodynamic package is also carried over, including the front lip spoiler, active aero front grille and large double rear diffuser that houses the tail-pipes. A wider track than the GT C Roadster allows for fitment of the larger lightweight 19in front, 20in rear alloy wheels, shod in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and sized 273/35 front and 325/30 rear, while also improving stability.
The three-layered fabric roof from the rest of the GT Roadster range carries over unchanged to the GT R Roadster. The model weighs 1710kg, an increase of 80kg over the GT R coupé. Rigidity improvements to mitigate the loss of strength in the GT’s conversion from coupé to convertible include thicker sill elements, an additional dashboard support and an aluminium cross-member integrated into the rear bulkhead that supports the fixed roll-over bars.
Lightweight options include composite brakes and a two-stage carbonfibre pack for various trim elements.
Each of the 750 models sold will have a bespoke badge on the centre console depicting that car’s number in the production run. The Porsche 911-rivalling GT range now runs to 16 versions, including hard and soft-top road cars and racing models.
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