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Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster revealed

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster revealed

Buyers looking for a serious sports auto with luxury and style have a new option in the form of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster.

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. Mercedes-AMG has again added that option to its growing line of GT sports cars, the latest of which is the topless GT S Roadster.

Striking a fine balance between performance and cruiser, the new model brings with it the proven 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which is capable of making 384kW of power and 670Nm of torque. The V8 is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission The GT S Roadster can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, 0.2-seconds faster than the standard GT on its way to a top speed of 192 miles per hour.

The open-top version of AMG's sports vehicle made its debut in 2016 but only in GT and GT C guises.

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The GT S borrows the GT C's adaptive damping system, electronically controlled limited-slip differential, composite brakes and performance exhaust system, but lacks the flagship's rear-axle steering and 12-inch-wide rear wheels.

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.

Despite being a convertible, the GT S Roadster is still a serious sports vehicle.

Mercedes-AMG is taking pre-orders for the GT S Roadster now, although it won't be launched in the United Kingdom until July. In the rear, there are 14.2-inch brake discs and single-piston fixed calipers. This means sports seats wrapped in Artico faux leather and Dinamica microfibre with the optional extra being nappa leather. Piano black and carbon fiber are offered as alternatives. Pricing will also be available as we draw closer to the car's launch.