Mercedes has revised and updated its GT range of performance cars to better compete with rivals in the market. The standard AMG GT receives a new 10.25-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, as well as the newer Mercedes steering wheel and switchgear. The AMG GT range has also received a new ‘AMG Dynamics’ feature that expands on the existing stability control function with four new driving modes – Basic, Advance, Pro and Master (offered on all cars except the standard GT).
Coming to the limited-edition GT R Pro that was unveiled in LA, the motorsport-inspired model is powered by the same bi-turbo V8 engine that powers the AMG GT R. The main changes are the sportier suspension setup and improved aerodynamics. The standard AMG GT R’s coil-over suspension is modified on the Pro model to allow for mechanical adjustment to suit different tracks. Instead of using tools for making the adjustments, there’s a click adjustment dial on the dampers. A new adjustable carbon-fibre torsion bar has also been added to the front axle. In addition to these, there are a many other smaller tweaks made to the suspension setup in order to enhance track performance.
On the outside, the AMG GT R Pro gets a new extended front splitter, new front wing louvers to reduce front axle lift, a new rear spoiler with milled aluminum mounts and a rear lip to increase rear axle downforce. The GT R Pro also comes with a carbon-fibre roof. While more colours will be on offer, the model displayed in LA was finished in Selenite Grey paint with light green stripes.
Mercedes has not announced how many AMG GT R Pros will be produced or whether any will come to India. Our market currently has the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster (Rs 2.57 crore) and AMG-GT R (Rs 2.63 crore).
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