Born in the Green Hell of Nurbugring and designed primarily as a coupe, the Mercedes-AMG GT R supercar is now turning into a roadster. And we’ve got the spy photos to prove it, courtesy of

Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster is out testing on the racetrack. The variant with the sportiest of natures of the AMG GT family will be getting a soft top to keep the weight of the car under control, on the occasion of the mid-life cycle facelift. The changes will focus on the entire GT range.

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Little do the spy photos reveal of the car wrapped in the familiar black-and-white camouflage. The vehicle sports the Panamericana radiator grille with vertical louvers, massive air intakes and the LED headlights known from the Coupe. The Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster sports the same short overhangs, an aggressive rear air-diffuser and a tail wing. LED horizontal slim taillights define and a double exhaust system define the rear of the car.

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The convertible two-seater promises a performance similar to its coupe sibling, together with the “wind-in-the-hair” feeling. A 4.0-liter biturbo V8 with approximately 600 horsepower on tap, instead of the current 585, will find room under the elongated hood. An electronically-controlled limited slip differential, a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and adjustable traction control, together with plenty of carbon fiber parts will be there to confirm that it is a car made in the Green Hell, just like its coupe brother.

The Affalterbach-made Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster machinery is due to see the light of day next year.

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