The “Easy Rider” commercial during the Super Bowl last night left all of us wishing we were the ones behind the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster. Now that “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf is stuck in our heads, it’s time to visit Mercedes-Benz of Seattle to experience the magic you’ll feel when you do sit down behind the wheel of this high performance coupe.
The Coen Brothers directed the commercial, but it became even more epic when Peter Fonda made a special guest appearance to take the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster for a spin. This vehicle was born to be wild because it’s built to be wild. We’re going to share the official commercial as well as an additional interview with Peter Fonda himself.
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster: Performance Capabilities & Specs
There are two models to choose from for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster: the traditional AMG GT and the AMG GT S. Both of them are equipped with the handcrafted 4.0L AMG V8 biturbo engine, but the AMG GT S model is slightly more powerful and efficient overall. The base model can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, whereas the AMG GT S can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
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Drivers who choose the original base model will pump out 456 horsepower at 6,000 rmp and get 443 lb-ft of torque at 1,600-5,000 rpm. The AMG GT S model takes the performance a step further with 503 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 479 lb-ft of torque at 1,750-4,750 rpm.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is equipped with top-of-the-line technology features including an 8.4” screen and touchpad control. It has industry-leading safety systems including standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS and ATTENTION ASSIST®. Our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Seattle will be more than happy to answer any questions you have regarding this new model. Feel free to browse our inventory online and schedule a test drive today!