AMG GT family welcomes new 'open air' Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster S

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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.

First deliveries of the GT S are due in July this year, and although Mercedes is yet to confirm prices, the current AMG GT pricing structure suggests customers should expect to pay around £124,700.

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U.S. buyers will be able to buy the GT S Roadster by late 2018. This gives it 469 horsepower in the standard package and 465 pounds-feet of torque, or buyers can opt for the C version with additional grunt-515 horsepower and 494 pounds-feet of torque. An output of 515bhp places the GT S between the standard 469hp GT and the GT C's 549hp. There's a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and five driving modes: "C" (Comfort), "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport Plus), "RACE" and the individually programmable setup "I" (Individual). The vehicle also comes standard with an electronically controlled locking differential at the rear axle, which is integrated with the rear-mounted transmission. In the rear, there are 14.2-inch brake discs and single-piston fixed calipers.

Mercedes AMG GT has added a 12th member to its portfolio, this time an "open air" Roadster S with better performance specs than the standard, but not quite surpassing the Mercedes AMG GT Roadster C. Ceramic composite brakes are optional: 15.8 inches in front and 14.2 inches in the rear.

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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. In addition, it allows the engine to be installed lower, moving the center of gravity closer to the road for high lateral acceleration.

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