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Mercedes-AMG GT S now available as roadster

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster Breaking NewsMercedes-BenzMercedes AMG GTCar News New Cars Official 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster By Lawrence Adams- 14th May 2018
Sandy Nunez | 14 May, 2018, 13:30

With this latest addition, the AMG GT range now has a dozen members - four two-door Coupes, three Roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and three four-door Coupes. Styling-wise, the AMG GT S Roadster features the same aero kit as its coupé sibling and offers the option of mixed tires sized 265/35 R19 at the front and 295/30 at the rear. The new S model will slot in between the two, doling out 515 hp and 494 lb-ft.

As with other models, power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, in this case making 384kW of power and 670Nm of torque - as per the equivalent GT S coupe - with maximum torque available between 1900 and 5000rpm.

According to Mercedes, the AMG GT S Roadster will make the sprint to 60 miles per hour from a standstill in only 3.7 seconds, while its more powerful older brother will do the same in 3.6 seconds.

The standalone AMG range of cars has only been with us for five minutes, but this - the new AMG GT S Roadster - represents the tenth version of an AMG auto you can buy. Meanwhile, the GT S top speed clocks in at 192 miles per hour, compared to 196 miles per hour for the GT C and 188 miles per hour for the base vehicle.

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Power goes to the rear wheels through an AMG Speedshift seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and the GT S also features a sportier suspension set-up, complete with adaptive damping as standard, and there's an electronically controlled locking rear diff.

The open-top version of AMG's sports auto made its debut in 2016 but only in GT and GT C guises. They house composite brake discs that measure 390mm at the front and 360mm at the back.

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 GT S Roadster should land on Australian shores in 2019 with pricing to be confirmed at a later date.