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An Update for the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT

01 December, 2018, 21:04 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • 2020 Mercedes AMG GT R Pro 5

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. The standard delivery scope of the AMG GT R Pro also includes the Track Package (not for USA, Canada and China).

MERCEDES-AMG has unleashed its facelifted GT sportscar at the Los Angeles motor show, ushering in minor revisions and a limited-edition GT R Pro flagship, but not every variant is confirmed for Australia yet. Modes include basic, advanced, pro and master (like the AMG GT 4-Door).

The newly appointed GT R Pro is aimed at track enthusiasts, taking inspiration from the AMG GT3 and GT4 race cars. "The agile responses to all driver commands and the overall performance now deliver even more of that incomparable feeling that our racing drivers experience on the track".

The changes constitute a mid-cycle update for AMG's standalone sports vehicle which first arrived as a 2016 model.

Viewed from the outside, the new family of AMG GT sports cars take some inspiration from the 4-door coupe, particularly with the inclusion of different LED headlights. The Pro version adds all of the updates from the rest of AMG line that we've seen in the last few model years.

The new coil-over suspension offers more choices for tailoring the set-up, with the driver able to set the spring preload length mechanically and also adjust the compression and rebound of the dampers. Its fully-adjustable suspension features a carbon fibre torsion bar up front and a steel one (although it's hollow for lightness) at the rear, plus there's a proper roll-cage in there as well. A new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster replaces the traditional gauges split by a smaller screen, and a separate 10.25-inch display is used for infotainment functions.

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Evidence of the attention to detail applied to the Pro's chassis comes with the ditching of conventional bearings in the rear upper wishbones for Uniball spherical bearings, which join the existing lower wishbone Uniballs. With its carbon-fiber build and ceramic elements, the vehicle's lightweight design is further solidified with lightweight bucket seats and wheels, contributing to the enhanced driving dynamics and faster lap times.

The GT R Pro gets a coil-over suspension setup that is mechanically adjustable, and a carbon fiber torsion bar at the front of the auto joins a steel unit at the rear in providing additional tuning capabilities.

Based on the "standard" GT R, the Pro model uses the same 4.0-liter biturbo V8 which continues to produces 577 PS and 700 Nm of torque.

Just like their predecessors, the GT, GT S and GT C are available with Coupe and Roadster body styles, while the GT R and GT R Pro come with the hard top only.

"The AMG GT embodies the core of our brand, Driving Performance, in a unique way", he said.


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