Mercedes-AMG GT gets refresh and new R Pro model

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Benz fans will no doubt also spot the new steering wheel, which features touch sensitive controls as a way to get around the menus without removing your hands from the wheel.

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

There's also AMG Track Pace, a track-only data logging mechanism, and the AMG Dynamics stability control system with a variety of new driver selectable modes.

Mercedes-AMG GT 2-Door
Enlarge Image Redesigned headlights with a new LED light signature are the most obvious visual tweaks. Mercedes-Benz

In order to continue this success story, we have now equipped it with numerous innovations from the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé and added a new limited-edition top-of-the-range model: No other production model of Mercedes-AMG presently is as close to motor racing as the new AMG GT R PRO. From 2020, the AMG GT gets the same AMG performance steering wheel as the AMG GT 4-door coupe and updated C63. The AMG GT, AMG GT S and AMG GT C also comes with the new 10 double-spoked forged wheels in titanium grey. The sports auto also features a carbon fiber shear panel on the underbody that promises to improve rigidity and add stability.

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

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.

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The interior, however, sees even greater change thanks to the arrival of the German brand's latest touchpad-based infotainment system and a standard 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster.

Mercedes is yet to reveal pricing and the amount of models to be made, but expect it to cost in excess of the £142,945 list price of the GT R.

The 2020 GT will land in showrooms next year.

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The AMG GT R Pro also gets a new coilover suspension setup with even finer adjustments of spring preload length, compression and rebound, and the front axle gets an adjustable torsion bar made from carbon fiber. The AMG GT R is already fitted with Uniball spherical bearings at the lower wishbones of the rear axle. This adds roll over protection, a four point safety harness and a 2 kg fire extinguisher.

The Pro uses the same 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 as every other AMG GT model, and doesn't offer any power increase over the GT R on which its based. It has been done with standard-fit ceramic high-performance compound braking system exclusively with black painted brake callipers as well as by the AMG bucket seats made of clear-coated carbon fibre. Additional modifications include a revised rear splitter and the inclusion of a Gurney flap on the giant carbon-fibre rear spoiler, as well as a new carbon fibre roof design and available racing stripes in either light green or grey, the former of which is available only on models wearing Selenite Grey Magno paint.

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