Now there are seven models to choose from in the Mercedes-AMG GT range with the latest arrival of the mid-range AMG GT S Roadster
Mercedes performance arm AMG has further extended the GT sports car range with the third drop-top model in the line-up, the new mid-range Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster, which bridges the gap between the base 476bhp AMG Roadster and headlining 557bhp AMG GT C Roadster.
Powered by a 522-horsepower version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged hand-built V8, the thing peaks at 6,500rpm and makes 670Nm of torque from 1,900rpm. You’ll get zero to 100kph in less than four seconds and a top speed of 309kph with only the stars above you, and then soon afterwards the bottom of Baba’s bunk bed in the jail cell.
It’s all put down to the rear wheel via an AMG-tuned seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that offers different drive modes including Race, while the electronically controlled rear differential is one step up from the mechanical unit in the plain AMG GT Roadster without the big S.
The new model also gets a performance exhaust system and staggered 19in and 20in wheels front and rear, with composite brake discs measuring over 390mm in the front. Affalterbach is clearly taking a page out of their nearby neighbors from Zuffenhausen when it comes to in-house sports cars, and offering one model to suit everyone out there – now there are a total of seven AMG GTs to choose from including three soft-top Roadsters.
Opting for the new AMG GT S Roadster also gets you standard kit such as adaptive suspension, chrome package, a pair of sports seats, and cooling vanes in the bumper that open and close automatically.
If you’re lucky enough to be shopping for a sports car in this price bracket, alongside the AMG GT you should also consider its distant British relative, the new Aston Martin Vantage.