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The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster Is the Ultimate Front-Engine Sports Car

With my foot pinned to the brake pedal coming into a corner, the Mercedes-AMG GT R barks as it flicks down another gear. Its front end is eager, diving toward the apex with commitment. Cresting the uphill turn, a slow roll onto the throttle wakes the front-mid-mounted V-8, the power rotates the rear as the GT R squats out of the corner. Ears ringing, engine bellowing, more speed than I’d care to admit.



a car parked on the side of a road: Few cars are as brutal and charming as Mercedes's 577-hp drop-top.


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Few cars are as brutal and charming as Mercedes’s 577-hp drop-top.

These moments always stand out—when it’s clear you’re not driving a good car, but a great one. A McLaren 720S on first corner exist, a Shelby Cobra 289 on first rotation, an S2000 hitting VTEC, and now a Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster browbeating its way up Bear Mountain.



a blue car parked on the side of a road: 2020 mercedes amg gt r roadster


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2020 mercedes amg gt r roadster

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Jeep Plans Entire Wagoneer Family of Vehicles

Jeep is in the family way, and the brand is expanding into the three-row premium SUV space with a whole portfolio of vehicles under the Wagoneer name.

The first members of the new Wagoneer family will arrive in the summer of 2021, including a mainstream 2022 Jeep Wagoneer. That model is expected to start at about $60,000 and take on such competitors as the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, and GMC Yukon. At the same time, Jeep will launch the 2022 Grand Wagoneer that will take on the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator.

Once production is humming along at the assembly plant in Warren, Michigan, Jeep will add even bigger boys in the form of long-wheelbase versions. The stretched Wagoneer will tackle the Chevy Suburban, Ford Expedition Max, and GMC Yukon XL, while the longer upscale Grand Wagoneer is pointed at the Escalade ESV and Navigator L. The Grand Wagoneer, which

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