As the latest entry in Mercedes’ exciting lineage of sports cars, this Mercedes Benz GT Roadster for sale continues to display the German automaker’s prowess through performance and luxury.
Under the hood sits one of Mercedes’ most powerful engines. From its twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8, the GT Roadster can output 469 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The design and tune of the engine allow for a great deal of power throughout the rev range. Directing power is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. While the car can put you in the correct gear, a pair of paddle shifters is also available.
Altogether, the GT Roadster for sale can hit 60 mph in less than 3.8 seconds and continue to an impressive 188 mph top speed.
During the design process, the handling characteristics of this sports car were seriously taken into account. The entire lightweight space frame chassis of the GT Roadster is made up of an intelligent mix of materials, including aluminum and magnesium, to keep the body light but rigid. The suspension components are made of forged aluminum to reduce the unsprung mass resulting in more incredible performance throughout each corner.
Taking a feature from the more race-oriented Mercedes GT-R, the GT Roadster inherits an active air management system. Vertical louvers are located at the bottom of the car’s face. These louvers are closed to maintain aerodynamic performance when engine use is regular. However, when the engine demands more cooling, these louvers can open up to allow air to reach a host of heat exchangers.