Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

AMG GT Roadster range expands with 384kW 'S'

AMG GT Roadster range expands with 384kW 'S'

Mercedes-AMG is expanding its portfolio of hardcore roadsters with the new AMG GT S Roadster, the third variant of the drop-top AMG GT. Slotting between the standard AMG GT Roadster and the AMG GT C Roadster, the new "S" model is more dynamic than the base version than thanks to a more powerful engine, uprated suspension and brakes, as well as more aggressive looks.

Power on the AMG GT S Roadster comes from the familiar 4.0-litre V8 biturbo motor that produces 515bhp of power and a max torque output of 670Nm.

The middle child in the GT Roadster lineup features standard MB-Tex pleather seats, and Nappa leather is optional. Now the Affalterbach tuner has added the mid-range GT S Roadster.

A performance exhaust system, electronically controlled rear differential, and beefier brakes are also shared with the range-topping GT C. Accordingly, the GT S features standard composite brake discs measuring 15.4 inches up front with six-piston fixed calipers.

Peak output is 515 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque, which will see the vehicle sprint to 60 miles per hour from rest in 3.7 seconds and top out at 192 miles per hour. Top speed for the GT S is 192 miles per hour, compared to 196 miles per hour for the GT C and 188 miles per hour for the standard auto.

The roof of the auto is a three-layered automated soft-top supported by a lightweight structure combining aluminum, magnesium and steel, which helps to keep the vehicle's center of gravity low.

Mercedes-AMG already has enough GT sports cars to make your head spin.

And there's plenty of luxury, too. This lines the center console surround, air vent bezels and trim strips in the door armrests in silver chrome.

Says Mercedes-AMG Chairman Tobias Moers: "With the AMG GT S Roadster, our AMG GT family has gained another exceptionally sporty member that combines high driving dynamics with an emotional open-air experience".

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