Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO Officially Revealed

Yolanda Curtis
December 1, 2018

The auto also utilizes an adjustable carbon fiber torsion bar up front and an adjustable, hollow steel bar at the rear. Furthermore, the AMG GT R PRO gets Uniball spherical bearings at the upper wishbones of the rear axle, which are more wear-resistant than regular wishbone bearings. There's new settings for the AMG Dynamics system as well, and a standard AMG Track Pace telematics system for logging lap times.

While nothing is likely to steal the spotlight from the arrival of a new generation of Porsche 911 - or the track-only GT2 RS - in LA, Mercedes-AMG has had a ruddy good go with the new GT R Pro, a limited run model that adds race track derived hardware to the already-spectacular 585hp GT R. Introduced as part of the mid-life update to the GT range (which we'll come to in a moment), the vehicle is clearly meant to encroach even further on the Porsche's 911 GT3 RS's territory.

On the outside, the updated AMG GT takes inspiration from the 2019 AMG GT 4-door coupe launched earlier this year. Mercedes mentions that the experience from the AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 racing cars have been used into the development of the AMG GT R Pro. A new multi-chamber reflector system gives a new light signature, while the LED rear lights now have dark backgrounds.

Perhaps more important than all these updates, however, is a new AMG DYNAMICS driving mode. The carbon roof also gets a double bubble design.

The carbon-fiber shear panel in the underbody of the rear end also contributes to the high handling precision.

Mechanically, the AMG GT range remain largely unchanged.

The front and rear fascia have been touched up too, with a new LED running light signature in the headlights in line with the new 4-Door AMG GT, and each model sports the vertically-slatted front grille that's a throwback to the 300SL "Gullwing" race vehicle. Compare these numbers to the standard AMG GT and the difference is quite huge.

Mercedes-AMG has developed a set of new coilovers for the GT R Pro where the compression and rebound can be easily adjusted through a dedicated dial on the damper. The sports vehicle now features the same 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch multimedia display on the centre console, as well as the same selection of TFT buttons on the transmission tunnel to adjust everything from the ESP settings to the rear spoiler position. It comprises of a roll-over protection system, enclosed four-point safety harnesses for driver and front passenger, and a two-kg fire extinguisher.

In addition to that, the front axle of the AMG GT R PRO is fitted with an adjustable torsion bar constructed out of carbon fibre, while the rear gets a steel-made bar, also adjustable like the front. Available in GT, GT C, GT R, and the new GT R Pro trim, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT boasts refreshed styling and a bevy of technology and performance upgrades.

"The AMG GT embodies the core of our brand, Driving Performance, in a unique way", he said.

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