Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro revealed alongside refreshed sports auto range


Also new in the cabin is the steering wheel design which features a motorsport-inspired flat bottom and a heavily contoured rim for ideal grip.

You can find out more details about the new Mercedes-AMG GT and AMG GT R PRO over at Mercedes at the link below. The standard delivery scope of the AMG GT R Pro also includes the Track Package (not for USA, Canada and China).

A new family of Mercedes-AMG GT models has just been introduced for the 2020 model year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, including the limited-edition AMG GT R Pro.

The GT R Pro's new looks make no effort to hide this increased performance. "The agile responses to all driver commands and the overall performance now deliver even more of that incomparable feeling that our racing drivers experience on the track", said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Management Board of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The carbon fiber chassis itself has also been stiffened at the rear to improve rigidity.

For the updated AMG GT lineup, the changes are very subtle.

Buyers of "lesser" AMG GT models will benefit from a host of small updates, including a now-standard 12.3-inch instrumentation screen, a grippier steering wheel design first seen in the GT four-door, revised LED headlight graphics, revised wheel designs, and a new rear bumper and diffuser. The instrument cluster can also be customised via switches on the wheel, as can the design of the digital display with three options: classic, "shporty" and supersport, the latter of which adds shift lighting.

The AMG GT gets a black grained sill cover on the bottom section, which can be customized with different exterior packages.

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As such, the driver is able to mechanically set (without tools) the suspension's spring pre-load length, and adjust the compression and rebound rate of the dampers.

The new GT R Pro gets 577 horsepower and 516 lb. -ft. of torque from the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that emits a sinister growl, good for 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 198 miles per hour.

The front axle is fitted with an adjustable torsion bar made of lightweight carbon fiber.

The GT R Pro gets a coil-over suspension setup that is mechanically adjustable, and a carbon fiber torsion bar at the front of the vehicle joins a steel unit at the rear in providing additional tuning capabilities. Weight is saved by using standard-fit carbon-ceramic brakes and five-double-spoke forged AMG Performance wheels.

In early November, AMG brand ambassador and AMG GT3 racing driver Maro Engel completed a circuit of the Nürburgring North Loop in exactly 7.04.632 minutes driving a still disguised AMG GT R PRO.

Despite the new kit, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT continues on with the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 as before. 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.