The Mercedes-AMG GT was always going to get a roadster sister, and it’s finally here. Well, almost here, as teased by the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz above. The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is set to make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show later this month.

Spyshots of the open top GT surfaced last month, revealing design that’s near identical to the original GT coupe. It will use a fabric soft top as opposed to a metal folding contraption, just like the old Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster from five years ago. The rag top is also a lighter option, although the perspex rear window seen below will likely be replaced with proper glass on the production car.

The Mercedes-AMG GT starts with 462 hp and 600 Nm from a 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine, rising to 510 PS and 650 Nm in the RM1,125,888 S version. Power goes to the rear wheels via a seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission. 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, top speed 310 km/h.

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, Merc unveiled a lighter (90 kg less than the S) and more powerful version of the car called GT R (not GT-R), which has 585 PS, 700 Nm and a 0-100 km/h time of 3.6 seconds. Watch F1 champ Lewis Hamilton wring the “Beast of the Green Hell” here.