Mercedes-AMG GT Updates Include Hard-Core Pro Model

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In addition, all GTs gain a new AMG Dynamics setting for the stability control system, which essentially allows for more slip and wheel spin without completely loosening the reins.

Within the entire updated AMG GT range showcased at the ongoing LA Auto Show this year, the new GT R Pro becomes the centre of attention as it is a more hardcore version of the manic GT R and by far, the most extreme and track-focussed AMG sports vehicle from the German marque.

Apart from the updated AMG GT line up, Mercedes-AMG also introduced the limited edition AMG GT R PRO, a model they teased a few days prior to its debut.

Headlining the updates are revised power output, new suspension, better aerodynamics, lightweight bucket seats and lightweight-design wheels.

The aerodynamic fine-tuning increases the overall performance of the AMG GT R PRO as well. The carbon fiber chassis itself has also been stiffened at the rear to improve rigidity.

The AMG GT R PRO also includes the Track Package (unfortunately not for USA, Canada and China).

Also at the rear is a new bumper, with a redesigned diffuser insert on the GT and GT C. The AMG GT 4-door coupe donates the styling of the exhaust pipe outlet: twin round outlets on the AMG GT, and trapezoidal on the AMG GT C. The AMG GT R, meanwhile, keeps its large, central outlet, flanked with two more black tailpipes on either side of the diffuser.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro: No extra power, no extra need

The most noticeable changes can be found inside, where Mercedes has integrated a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch multimedia display. Here the AMG GT demonstrates exceptionally stable handling characteristics with high yaw damping. It also comes standard with MBs Carbon I and II packages, which puts the material on the front splitter, fins, trim strips, side mirrors, rear spoiler and diffuser.

The GT gets Mercedes' AMG Dynamic Select system, with Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, Race and Individual driving modes. The AMG GT R is already fitted with Uniball spherical bearings at the lower wishbones of the rear axle.

At the rear, a clear-coated carbon-fibre aero element at the wheel arch on either side rises up nearly to the level of the taillamps, while the rear wing is fitted with a spoiler lip to increase downforce.

Four years after the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the German performance brand has updated its two-seat sports vehicle for the second time.

The AMG GT R Pro is fitted as standard with a ceramic high-performance compound braking system and five-double-spoke forged wheels.

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

The GT R Pro is basically the hottest version of the GT making 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from the company's 4.0-liter biturbo V8. There have been no changes to the GT engine line-up, meaning a base GT has 476hp, the GT S has 522hp and the GT C has 557hp, as before.



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