Advertisement

New Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro prices and specifications announced

Mercedes’ rival for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is on sale now, with prices starting from £188,345

Mercedes has released pricing information and full specifications for the upcoming AMG GT R Pro Coupe. Due to reach the UK market in July, the new limited-edition flagship model features a range of chassis upgrades, a suite of functional aero and a stripped-back interior, and will be priced from £188,345.

The Pro features the same 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 as the AMG GT R, producing 577bhp and 700Nm of torque. It sprints from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds and, flat out, it will match the GT R’s top speed of 198mph. Power is fed to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox via an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Mercedes-AMG GT range refreshed with new tech

While these figures show no improvement over the standard AMG GT R, the Pro benefits from a host of chassis upgrades, including adjustable coil-over suspension, lightened anti-roll bars and electronically-controlled dynamic engine and transmission mounts.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro - front

To offset the lack of additional performance, Mercedes-AMG has employed weight-saving tactics throughout the Pro’s construction. So the roof and seats are made from carbon fibre, the wheels are lightweight forged units and the brakes are ceramic.

The Pro package also brings a range of aerodynamic upgrades over the standard GT R, including a new, braced front splitter with canards, a new rear diffuser with canards and an updated rear wing; all are made from carbon fibre. A new active downforce system on the front splitter also claims to increase grip.

Standard equipment includes a 10.25-inch digital instrument binnacle and infotainment system, a Burmester surround sound system, keyless go and parking assist. Those forged-alloy wheels also come in a choice of either 19 or 20-inch diameters.

For the European market, the GT R Pro is equipped with Mercedes-AMG’s track package as standard. This adds a full steel roll-cage, four-point safety harness and a 2kg fire extinguisher.

With all these tweaks in place, Mercedes claims that the AMG GT R Pro has completed a lap of the Nurburgring race track in Germany in 7.04.623 – just over five seconds quicker than the standard GT R, but still around eight seconds slower than its main rival, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

What are your thoughts on the new AMG GT R Pro? Let us know in the comments below...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit All-electric Audi e-tron GT spied ahead of official reveal
Audi

All-electric Audi e-tron GT spied ahead of official reveal

Audi’s new electric four-door coupe co-developed with Porsche Taycan and will take on Tesla Model S following a 2020 reveal
10 Mar 2020
Visit Los Angeles Motor Show 2019: news round-up
Los Angeles Motor Show 2019 - header
Los Angeles Motor Show

Los Angeles Motor Show 2019: news round-up

This year's LA Motor Show provided plenty of excitement, with Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes, MINI, Toyota and VW all revealing new metal
21 Nov 2019
Visit New 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible hits LA
Chevrolet Corvette convertible - Los Angeles front
Chevrolet Corvette

New 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible hits LA

The open top version of the new mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette features an electrically-folding composite roof
21 Nov 2019
Visit New 287-mile Porsche Taycan 4S joins line-up at LA
Porsche Taycan 4S - Los Angeles front
Porsche Taycan

New 287-mile Porsche Taycan 4S joins line-up at LA

New member of Porsche Taycan line-up brings starting price of electric saloon down to £83,367
21 Nov 2019

Most Popular

Visit New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout
Mercedes SL

New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout

The new Mercedes SL roadster will return with a fabric roof and will share tech with the AMG GT sports car. Our exclusive images preview how it could …
29 May 2020
Visit New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 
News

New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 

Ford’s “heated software enhancement” system designed for American police cars is said to reduce viral concentration “by greater than 99 percent”.
27 May 2020
Visit New facelifted BMW 5 Series takes aim at Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class
BMW 5 Series

New facelifted BMW 5 Series takes aim at Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class

The BMW 5 Series has been updated with styling and efficiency tweaks, while a new 545e performance plug-in model joins the line-up
27 May 2020