Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster

Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster

Looks are the same as the base GT save for wheels, making the GT S a bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing. This would send buyers back £3,195 ($4,330). Prices start from £126,730 - directly in the middle of the GT roadster and more hardcore GT C roadster, and £11,400 more than the GT S coupé. 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 308 km/h. 191mph for the new S. The engine is of course the same 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 you get in pretty much every V8-engined AMG. The GT S receives the GT C's electronically actuated unit, as opposed to the GT's mechanical differential.

Pricing and additional details will be announced closer to launch. It also runs a narrower body when compared to the GT C and balls-out GT R model. Powertrain modes are further customizable, with five settings: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Race, or mix and match Individual.

It features AMG's adaptive damping, something the GT misses out on, while also gaining a rear-axle LSD.

Coming to the important part, the roof 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. The GT model receives Dinamica microfiber faux leather as its upholstery material and Nappa leather for its steering wheel, while the GT C swaps the two, albeit retaining a leather wheel as an option.

The Premium equipment line made available by AMG adds the Keyless-Go package, a Burmester surround sound system, reversing camera and Assist Parktronic. The LED High Performance headlamps offer more safety at night as they illuminate the road more effectively than conventional headlamps.