AMG GT Roadster range expands with 384kW 'S'

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster

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 auto also comes standard with an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle, which is integrated with the rear-mounted transmission. The model, which is based on the standard GT S, has been slotted between the AMG GT Roadster and the AMG GT C Roadster.

Again finding middle ground, the AMG GT S Roadster weighs 1625kg, which is 55kg over its roofed GT S sibling.

Mercedes AMG GT has added a 12th member to its portfolio, this time an "open air" Roadster S with better performance specs than the standard, but not quite surpassing the Mercedes AMG GT Roadster C. Top speed for the GT is 188 miles per hour while the GT S is rated at 192 mph and the GT C at 196 mph.

As with the tin-top, the Roadster has an aluminium-intensive body and structure, while the three-layered soft-top roof is supported by a lightweight structure of magnesium, steel and aluminium.


The power unit is what really differentiates the AMG GT S Roadster. In addition to the aforementioned differential lock, the vehicle also comes with dynamic engine and trasmission mounts and composite brake rotors measuring up to 15.4 inches at the front and clamped down by six-piston calipers.

The cabin looks similar too, adopting standard features such as the sport seats upholstered in black Artico artificial leather/Dinamica microfiber, and the AMG Silver Chrome Interior package. The company also offers an AMG carbon-fibre package and an AMG Night package as a few optional packages for the exterior.

Pricing information for the GT S Roadster will be announced closer to the market launch in late 2018, but we can expect a slight premium on the $132k starting price of the GT S coupe.

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