2019 Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster is a tempting tweener

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Mercedes-AMG’s family of potent AMG GT cars is gaining a new member, with the 2019 AMG GT S Roadster offering a third droptop version to better hear the V8. Expected to arrive in the US late this year, the new car is expected to do 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds, balancing the affordability of the entry-level Roadster and the performance of the flagship in the process.

It’ll keep running on to an estimated top speed of 192 mph, Mercedes-AMG says. That’s courtesy of a handmade AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine, which musters 515 horsepower and 494 lb-ft. of torque. The latter arrives from as low as 1,900 rpm, and continues up to 5,000 rpm.

It’s paired with a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT dual clutch transmission. AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with an Adaptive Damping System is also standard, along with an electronically-controlled rear axle locking differential.

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