To fill the gap between the drop-top AMG GT and GT C, Mercedes has revealed the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster.
With 384kW and 670Nm, it sits between the 350kW/630Nm of the GT Roadster, and the 410kW/680Nm of the GT C Roadster, as does its 0-100km/h sprint of 3.8 seconds and its top speed of 308km/h.
Again finding middle ground, the AMG GT S Roadster weighs 1625kg, which is 55kg over its roofed GT S sibling. AMG says they share performance times despite this.
AMG says the GT S Roadster, the third introduction to the GT Roadster line-up, has had modifications made to not only its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, but also to its suspension, brakes, design and interior.
It features AMG’s adaptive damping, something the GT misses out on, while also gaining a rear-axle LSD.
It doesn’t gain the rear axle steering the GT C has as standard, though it can be optioned at extra cost – it also comes with the ‘Dynamic Plus’ pack, available to add features such as dynamic engine and transmission mounts and stiffer sports suspension.
Brakes are borrowed from the GT C Roadster, ceramic composite discs measure 390mm at the front and 360mm at the rear,
Inside, Artico artificial leather and Dynamica microfibre make up the upholstery, while the steering wheel has a touch of Nappa leather.
Of course, at extra cost, various combinations of leathers and microfibre are available as options.
A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz Australia told MOTOR the AMG GT S Roadster will be available next year, though further details are unconfirmed. Expect to see a price tag of around $310,000 before on-road costs.
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