Bussink Turned A Mercedes-AMG GT R Into A Stunning 850HP Speedster

May 27, 2021

Category: Rides

Over the past few years, there has been no shortage of limited-run, retro-inspired speedsters hitting the market, with Aston Martin, Ferrari, and McLaren all cashing in on the opportunity to chop some tops in order to make a quick buck. It’s a trend that’s resulted in some pretty impractical (albeit beautiful) creations boasting eye-watering price tags with nary a windscreen in sight.

The latest car to join this crop of roofless rides comes in the form of the ‘Bussink GT R SpeedLegend’ designed by Roland A. Bussink. Based on a Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, it was inspired by the iconic Mercedes-McLaren SLR Stirling Moss that originally debuted back in 2008. As such, it loses the soft top and the front glass in favor of a “Speedbow” that extends over and behind the passengers’ heads, reminiscent of the Halo used in F1. And that’s not all; elsewhere, you’ll find a pair of custom rear rollover hoops as well as some exposed carbon fiber louvers on the wheel arches. Lightened by nearly 200lbs and tuned to produce 850hp — up from the 4.0L twin-turbo V8’s 577hp — the result is an all-out monster that’s sure to turn some heads. You can learn more below.

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Photo: Bussink | Maxim Kuijper
Photo: Bussink | Maxim Kuijper
Photo: Bussink | Maxim Kuijper

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