AMG aerodynamicists have played their part too by further tuning the car's exterior with the fitment of a new font apron, dive planes and front wing louvres, which combine to add high-speed stability and reduce lift. Additionally, the AMG GT R Pro comes outfitted with Uniball spherical bearings not just on the rear lower wishbones like the "normal" AMG GT R but also on the upper wishbones as well.
The new limited-edition top-of-the-range model AMG GT R PRO takes its cues from motorsports with an upgraded suspension, lightweight construction, improved aerodynamics and race track looks. The rear fascia is also now more sculpted and the designers have used different exhaust tips to help better differentiate the various models.
The aerodynamic fine-tuning increases the overall performance of the AMG GT R PRO as well. The carbon roof also gets a double bubble design.
Handling is enhanced even more by a carbon fibre shear panel in the rear underbody of the auto, which stiffens up the rear end structure.
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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 auto.
Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific head of media relations and product communications Jerry Stamoulis told GoAuto the facelifted GT range would head Down Under in the second half of next year, but that "the GT R Pro (remains) under consideration for our market". As in other Mercedes products, the 2020 GT includes a new steering wheel with two touch-sensitive nubs for controlling the information presented in the gauge cluster screen and the 10.3-inch console-mounted screen.
A new coil-over suspension setup features adjustment dial on each damper so the driver can set compression rates and other variables to perfectly reflect their driving style and the track they're conquering. Meanwhile the infotainment system is shared with the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door. There's also an adjustable carbon fiber front torsion bar joined by a steel unit at the rear to provide additional tuning capabilities. It comprises of a roll-over protection system, enclosed four-point safety harnesses for driver and front passenger, and a two-kg fire extinguisher.
The 2019 iterations make use of a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that puts out 476PS in the GT, 522PS in the GT S, 557PS in the GT C and an impressive 585PS in the GT R Pro. In the USA, Canada and China, the AMG GT R PRO is fitted with matte carbon-fiber trim elements and the boot brace in place of the Track Package.
While there are no Nurburgring records to report, Mercedes-AMG have confirmed that Maro Engel completed a circuit of the North Loop in exactly 7.04.632 minutes.
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