Mercedes-AMG GT family updated and new GT R Pro added

Mercedes-AMG GT family updated and new GT R Pro added

You can find out more details about the new Mercedes-AMG GT and AMG GT R PRO over at Mercedes at the link below.

Functional improvements start with the new AMG DYNAMICS system, which layers subprograms onto the existing dynamic modes.

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 updated AMG GT line up together with the AMG GT R Pro are set to go on sale in the USA early 2019. The two seater will serve as the GT for the race track, taking lessons learned by Mercedes-AMG through its customer racing programs in GT3 and GT4 and applying them to a barely road-legal track day tool.

The GT R Pro's new looks make no effort to hide this increased performance. The AMG Dynamics modes work with the ESP system, yaw sensors and differential to allow the driver to experience the full capability of the vehicle. It would have been easy for AMG to leave this setup unchanged because the "regular" GT R is already brilliantly agile, yet the racier setup was chosen to eliminate even the very slightest change in geometry when the car's under heavy load. All variants received an updated front fascia which is heavily influenced by the AMG GT Four door, specifically the headlights and the bumper.

First up with the Mercedes-AMG GT, GT S, and GT C coupés and roadsters, the vehicles flaunt the distinct Mercedes-AMG aesthetic with its sleek, yet intimidating profile, in addition to a wide grille and streamlined structure that translates to superb aerodynamic benefits. Inside, all AMG GT models now get a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with a separate 10.25-inch multimedia display integrated at the dash.

Mercedes AMG GT R PRO

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 front and rear suspension setups are further stiffened by a carbon-fibre torsion bar front and hollow tube steel anti-rollbar in the rear.

All of the 2020 AMG GT cars will be arriving in USA dealerships in late 2019. The automaker took the AMG GT R PRO to the Nürburgring North Loop, where GT3 racing driver Maro Engel did a 7.04.632 minute lap, roughly 6 seconds faster than the regular AMG GT R. 0-60 miles per hour comes in 3.5 seconds, the same as the regular GT R, with a top speed of 198 miles per hour. Further upgrade to the car's precision handling comes in the form of uniball spherical bearings making their way to the upper wishbones of the rear axle. Ceramic brakes are fitted as standard in the PRO as well as AMG bucket seats.

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

While it shares its 430kW/700Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and other figures such as straight-line performance numbers with the 'standard' GT R, the Pro has been fettled to feature better aero, a sharper chassis, and optimised weight.

Power for the 2020 Mercedes-AMG sits at 469 and 465 lb-ft of torque while the AMG GT C has 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque.

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