Meta: Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 2020 sports car recently has been upgraded and launched with limited version AMG GT-R PRO for the range.
Mercedes-Benz has introduced Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO with many upgrades to enhance the competitiveness against components like Porsche 911 or Lamborghini Huracan Performante.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R PRO exterior
The exterior is one of the essential factors decides if that racing car is good or not. Now, let’s get some information about the exterior of Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO
Firstly, this line of product is equipped LED headlamps. This feature is similar to the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe model. These LED headlamps provide 3 main functions: arched light operating as a daytime running lights, navigation light, and turn signal.
Secondly, Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO version of Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 2020 is also innovated on many sides. The front bumper features two flics at the sides, as well as a splitter extends below. These both features are made from clear-coated carbon-fiber. Also, the splitter is held by small metal braces so that the sports car can enhance stability at high speed.
At the rear, there is carbon-fiber aero element is covered at the wheel arch on each side of Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO. This feature helps to reduce front-axle lift, and it does not affect negatively to the rear axle.
Thirdly, an additional spoiler lip is added to the rear spoiler helps to enhance down force at the rear axle. The wing of Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO version is borrowed from the GT3 and GT4 racing models
Carbon Package I and II added a front of the splitter, fender fins, trim strips in the side sills, mirror caps, rear spoiler are the factors making Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO come standard.
Mercedes-Benz does not specifically announce the weight of the AMG GT-R PRO, but it is sure that it is a bit lighter than the standard AMG GT-R due to its carbon fiber body and rear diffuser, trim and integrated front spoiler and mirrors. The brake system is upgraded with AMG’s ceramic-composite braking system standard to meet the rigorous standards of racing.
Finally, to emphasize its closeness to racing version of the AMG GT, the Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO appears with racing stripes which run along the hood, roof, deck lid, and on the sides
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R PRO interior
About the interior of Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO, the most changes are mostly about technology.
The cool center console which follows the V-8 design now has been equipped colored display button on the sides. Inside the cabin of Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO, there is a 12.3-inch screen simulated dashboard comes with a 10.25-inch entertainment information screen located in the center console. Backed by TFT technology, the buttons can be activated with just a small tap of the finger.
AMG GT-R PRO steering wheel is influenced by 4-door AMG GT and C63 AMG new model. Black Nappa leather sports steering wheel is equipped 2 metal horizontal to arrange button layout. The steering wheel also incorporates zinc galvanized switch and function buttons to adjust the dashboard and entertainment display. The steering wheel also has a knob to change the steering mode.
AMG Track Pace is also an aspect which makes Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO become standard. With this app, the sports car can record more than 80 vehicle-specific sets of data with high speed – 10 times per second on the race track. Users can analyze and improve their driving according to this feature.
The drivetrain of 2020 MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO
Coil-over suspension of Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO is modified. Above the uniball spherical bearings which equipped in the GT-R at the bottom of the rear axle wishbone, PRO version also has bearings at the upper wishbones. It prevents toe-in and camber from changing under high loads so that driving precision will be increased.
The manufacturer has modified controlled dynamic engine and transmission mounts to increase agility and deliver a high-precision response.
Mercedes-AMG GT-R PRO is an innovation. This line of product is 6 seconds quicker than the old model – AMG GT-R. According to many research, figures show that the spirit of AMG GT-R PRO from 0 to 60 mph takes 3.5 seconds, nearly half a second faster compared to the base AMG GT Model. The maximum speed must be locked at the same 198 mph as the regular AMG GT-R.
Mercedes has just boosted the special petrol engine and the full capacity of the MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO through the new version.
Specifically, the above engine block can now produce a maximum capacity of 596 horsepower and maximum torque of 700 Nm. If the driver activates power boost mode, the engine will generate a temporary peak torque of 750 Nm.
As a result, the new MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO can accelerate from 0-96 km / h in 3.7 seconds and achieved the top speed of 305 km / h even though the vehicle weighs 1,905 kg.
Tire size on this modern version is 275/30. Besides, there are four optional standard ventilated or carbon-ceramic disc brakes.
Regarding design, the MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO looks pretty good and looks like a regular sedan.
On the top of the car is a large single-frame radiator grille, LED headlamps are narrow and sharp. On the front bumper, there is a large wind cavity, while the rear has an exhaust pipe integrated into the diffuser.
Compared to the standard version, the MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO has some noticeable differences such as the “Quattro” logo on the grille. Blue paint Ascari Blue is also a noteworthy new feature in the exterior design of this updated version.
Also, this car also features rough titanium colours like front spoiler, window border, exterior mirror cover. The 21-inch rim set with a dark grey five double spoke design is also a highlight of 2020 MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO.
Compare with other similar cars
Let’s see the differences between 2020 MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO and other components. Here, we will talk about GT-R PRO and Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Technically, 911 equips a naturally aspirated flat-six under the hood while GT-R PRO features a turbocharged V-8. This difference of technical leads to many differences in performance. About top speech, Merc has better top speed than GT3 even though GT3 can reach 194 mph. And the RS operates not as powerful as the AMG GT-R PRO. However, the RS notably quicker to 60 mph, just 3 seconds more to hit the benchmark.
About the price, 911 GT3 RS is more expensive than 2020 MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO with the full option.
In conclusion, 2020 MERCEDES-AMG GT-R PRO is an expected car of supercar enthusiasts, and this is a worthy rival for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.