What is it?
The latest in a long line of recent AMG models, it will be sold in two distinct flavours: this, the standard GT Roadster, and its faster, pricier sibling, the GT C Roadster, which is derived from the GT S coupé.
The GT Roadster costs from £110,145, and while that's £11,950 more than Mercedes-AMG asks for the cheapest of its fixed roof siblings, the GT coupé, it still undercuts the price of its nearest rival, the Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible, by £3650. In comparison, the GT C Roadster will set you back a cool £139,445.
Mercedes-AMG says the GT Roadster was conceived at the same time as the GT coupé, so isn't a mere afterthought, despite the fact that it has arrived more than two years after its fixed-roof sibling. This is reflected in its styling, which is richly cohesive, both roof up and down. This styling, including the 'Panamericana' grille, first introduced on the range-topping GT R coupé late last year, have resulted in a very good-looking car.
The only real difference in styling between the two GT Roadsters is at the rear, where the GT C Roadster is 57mm wider, due to it having the same, sportier bumper of the GT R coupé. This allows it to run larger 20in rear wheels and thicker tyres than those wrapped around the GT Roadster's 19in rims.