AMG GT Roadster range expands with 384kW 'S'

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The market launch for the new Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster starts from July 2018, and orders can be placed immediately.

That's right, there are now a dozen AMG GT sports cars, and like the two other GT Roadster models, the GT S Roadster boasts a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Paired to a seven speed DCT unit, the model can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds, all the way up to a top speed of 309 kmph. In addition to the three Roadsters and the four coupes, there are three four-door variations - GT 53, GT 63, and GT 63 S - also due out later this year. This feature adjusts the damping at each wheel to the current road situation. Performance metrics will also depend on which of the five driving modes a user selects, including C (comfort), S (sport), S+ (sport plus), RACE, and the individually programmable I (individual).

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. 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. Ceramic composite brakes are optional: 15.8 inches in front and 14.2 inches in the rear. Inside, the pack adds Nappa leather and Dinamica upholstery.

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Mercedes-AMG have debuted their latest variant of the AMG GT line with the AMG GT S Roadster which slots nicely between the standard GT and second highest specced GT C.

The company did not announce a price, but CNET expects the price to slide in between the $125,000 GT and the $157,000 GT S. Does $140,000 to $145,000 sound about right?

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