Later this year, Mercedes-AMG is extending its sports car portfolio with an attractive open-air model: the new AMG GT S Roadster. With this latest addition, the AMG GT family now has a dozen members: four two-door Coupes, three Roadsters, two customer sports racing cars and three four-door Coupes. The basis for the high Driving Performance of the new AMG GT S Roadster is the combination of a lightweight aluminum spaceframe, a Handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, a rear axle locking differential and a sport suspension with aluminum double wishbone axles.
“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,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “The new model represents the perfect alternative for the performance-oriented AMG GT Roadster customer.”
Compared to the AMG GT Roadster, the AMG GT S Roadster is rendered even more dynamic by numerous modifications to the engine, suspension, brakes, design and interior. This positions it between the AMG GT Roadster and the even more powerful AMG GT C Roadster, now providing a choice of three open- top two-seaters.
AMG GT S Roadster: Tailor-made optional equipment for any customer requirements
On the basis of the extensive standard equipment, the Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster offers wide scope for individual wishes.
The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package ensures even higher driving dynamics and even sportier handling characteristics. In addition to dynamic engine and transmission mounts it includes an enhanced suspension profile, enhanced steering profile and a wider peak horsepower band. The components in detail:
- AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfiber
- Dynamic engine and transmission mounts
- Yellow highlights in the instrument cluster
- Enhanced steering profile
- Wider peak horsepower band in “M” and “RACE” modes: 6,000 – 6,500 rpm
- Enhanced sport suspension profile
The AMG Exterior Carbon-Fiber package lends more dynamism to the open two-seater from any angle. In this case the front splitter, exterior mirror housings and the diffuser in the rear bumper are in the motorsport material carbon-fiber. Moreover, the air inlet grilles in the front bumper are in high- gloss black, as are the air outlet grilles on the hood and the air outlet grilles behind the front fenders, which also have carbon-fiber fins.
With the AMG Exterior Night package, numerous features in high-gloss black enhance the expressiveness and sportiness of the Roadster: the front splitter, fins in the air inlet grilles in the front bumper, the air outlet grilles on the hood, the air outlet grilles with fins behind the front fenders, the exterior mirror housings, the trim strip in the diffuser insert and the two exhaust tailpipes are painted in high-gloss black.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster will be available in U.S. dealers by late 2018. Additional details including pricing will be available closer to launch.