New AMG GT S Roadster Sates All Your Open-air Needs
High-performance Composite Braking System
The AMG high-performance composite brake system is adapted to the enhanced performance of the AMG GT S Roadster. The front axle features composite brake discs measuring 15.4 by 1.42 inches with six-piston fixed calipers, with composite brake discs measuring 14.2 by 1.02 inches and single-piston fixed calipers at the rear. The brake calipers are painted in red with “AMG” lettering.
There is also the option of AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system with brake discs in size 15.8 by 1.54 inches at the front axle and 14.2 by 1.26 inches at the rear, together with specially painted brake calipers with “AMG Carbon Ceramic” lettering. Exceptionally short stopping distances, a precise pressure point and outstanding resistance to fading even under extreme operating conditions. The AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system offers motorsport-like braking performance and weighs around 40 percent less than with conventional composite brake discs.
Intelligent, Lightweight, Aluminium Construction
For the body of the GT S, Mercedes-AMG has opted for an intelligent and particularly lightweight mix of materials with a high proportion of aluminum. The space frame and exterior parts are of aluminum, and the trunk lid too is particularly light in weight thanks to an innovative composite material. The load-bearing structure is made of SMC (sheet molding compound). These high-tech composites excel with their lightweight design, high strength and outstanding surface quality. The innovative materials were developed by the Mercedes-Benz TEC factory in Sindelfingen, and brought to production maturity together with the AMG specialists in Affalterbach. The extremely lightweight front deck made of magnesium reduces the inertia ahead of the front axle, improving the agility of the Roadster.
The three-layered fabric soft top is supported by a magnesium/steel/aluminum structure of low weight, which helps to keep the vehicle’s center of gravity low. Additional roll-over protection is provided by an integrated aluminum cross- member, while the inserted acoustic mat improves noise comfort.
Sensual Sports Car Experience
From the expressive AMG radiator grille to the long hood and the muscular tail end, the two-seater guarantees a pure sports car experience even when stationary. The flat front section and forward-sloping radiator grille make the Roadster appear to hug the road. At the same time this shape lowers the vehicle’s back-pressure point, enhancing the flow of cooling air and the car’s aerodynamic performance.
The front bumper has a jet wing design that emphasizes the car’s width, making it sit flatter on the road. The large outer air inlets guarantee the supply of cooling air to the engine. The LED High Performance headlamps offer more safety at night and an unmistakably sporty and distinctive look. Thanks to LED technology, they illuminate the road more effectively than conventional headlamps – with lower energy consumption.
Viewed from the side, the arched roof line (when the soft top is closed) and the frameless doors are eye-catching features. The surfaces and lines of the side wall flow into the tail end with a dramatic tapered effect. The long hood with its pronounced powerdomes, the greenhouse which has been moved far back, the large wheels and broad tail end also contribute to the distinctive looks. As standard the AMG GT S Roadster is equipped with mixed tires on 19-inch rims at the front and 20-inch rims at the rear.
The high-gloss chrome features in the standard-equipped AMG Chrome package include the front splitter, the fin on the air inlet grilles in the front bumper, the fins in the fenders and the trim strip in the diffuser.
AIRPANEL Active Air Management System
The active air regulation system AIRPANEL included as standard is a particular technical highlight. Vertical louvers at the bottom of the front bumper are opened and closed electronically by means of an electric motor in around one second to guarantee the required amount of cooling. Constantly achieving the ideal position calls for highly intelligent and fast control.
During normal driving with no increased cooling demand, the louvers are closed for reduced drag and the air is directed at the underbody. This improves the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicles. Only when certain components reach predefined temperatures and the air demand is particularly high do the louvers open to allow the maximum cooling air flow to the heat exchangers.
As another active aerodynamic component, the Roadster features an extendable rear spoiler. This reduces lift at the rear axle at higher speeds. With its broad shoulders and expressive taillamp graphics, the rear end enhances the emotional overall appearance.