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Unleashing the transcendence of the Convertible Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster

Mercedes launches yet another edition of the AMG GT Roadster convertible, slotting it right between the standard GT and the track-oriented C. From the technical engineering to the physical exterior, the redefined Roadster is built to blow your minds away.

May 20, 2018 | By Lynette Kee

If anyone’s looking for an automobile in Mercedes-Benz, be prepared to be blown away by their myriad of options. The German automaker currently offers four variants of its Mercedes-AMG GT two-door coupe and will soon-to-be adding three more variants of the four-door coupe model in the line up. As if the consumers are not spoilt for choice enough, Mercedes went on to launch the third edition of the AMG GT Roadster convertible.

Unleashing the transcendence of the Convertible Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster

Carrying the lineage of Roadster open-air sports cars proudly, the new edition Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which produces 515 horsepower and 494 pound-feet of torque. In the specs of the engine place it directly between the base AMG GT Roadster (469 hp and 465 lb-ft) and the top-of-the-line AMG GT C Roadster (550 hp and 502 lb-ft) in the convertible hierarchy.

The new AMG GT S Roadster is engineered for less weight to maximise its performance. The new car is mated to an AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed gearbox, which comes as standard on all AMG GT models. No detail is too small for Mercedes – every element contributes to performance and conspires to seduce. The gearbox is actually mounted at the back in a transaxle configuration for better weight distribution. According to Mercedes, the GT S Roadster has a slight rearward weight bias at 47/53 percent front/rear despite having the engine at the front, which in turn making sure that the supercar does not just look good but all the more functional.

All that conjointly enables the Roadster to power through 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 192 mph, kept in check by five selectable drive modes – electronically-controlled suspension and composite brakes. A true victory of the track and desire of the streets in the world: the interior of the AMG GT Roadster is sculptured with Nappa leather, Dinamica microfiber, and other high-end materials for enduring support and comfort even at breakneck speeds.

Also available in metallic blue, black, silver and red, head to the website for that feel of transcendent driving experiences.

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