2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro: Limited Edition Is Ready to Race [News]

The AMG GT R Pro joins the rest of Mercedes' revamped AMG GT lineup

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro
Meet the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro: now with even faster lap times! [Photo: Mercedes-Benz]

For 2020, Mercedes-AMG has made the AMG GT faster, again.

At this year’s LA Auto Show, Mercedes-AMG rolled out revised AMG GT Coupe and Roadster models. But if you thought we wouldn’t see an even crazier, faster version, you’d be wrong. That’s where this comes in: the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro model.

This limited edition has been bred for the track, and AMG modified the GT R Pro to deliver more downforce and even faster lap times. To that end, they fitted new, adjustable coil-over suspension, lightweight design, aerodynamic tweaks, and a not-exactly-subtle graphics package differentiate the GT R Pro from the standard AMG GT R.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

Power and speed

Under the hood is a modified version of the standard AMG GT’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. In the GT R Pro, it still puts out 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. That makes it good for 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, as well as a top speed of 198 mph, according to Mercedes. Fast enough for you? Because the standard AMG GT will only do 189 mph.

You don’t mistake a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GT R Pro for a standard GT thanks to all the carbon fiber. The standard Carbon packages include a front splitter, fins in the fenders, carbon strips in the side sills on the mirrors, a rear spoiler, and a diffuser. AMG also fits a unique wrap with a light green stripe to the Selenite Gray Magno paint. With any other color, you get a dark gray matte stripe instead. If you don’t want the stripe at all, you can omit it completely. If you’re going for the full-on racer look though…why not?

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

Earlier this month, GT3 racing driver Maro Engel finished a hot lap in the AMG GT R Pro in 7:04.632 minutes. That’s noticeably faster than the old AMG GT R, which did the lap in 7:10.92 minutes.

Pricing isn’t available yet, so it’s unclear how much you’ll actually have to pay for that sort of speed. It certainly won’t be cheap, however, as the outgoing AMG GT R starts at $157,000.

Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more news from the 2018 LA Auto Show!