RE: Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro on sale from ?188,345

RE: Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro on sale from ?188,345

Monday 18th March

Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro on sale from £188,345

Most track-focussed version of AMG's V8 coupe will arrive on UK roads in July



Mercedes has confirmed that Brits after one of its AMG GT R Pros will need to pay £188,345 for the privilege, with deliveries of the track-focussed coupe commencing from July. The top GT variant’s starting price makes it almost £40k more expensive than the regular GT R, although the premium does get you the closest thing to a red-blooded AMG racing car this side of a GT3 competition machine.

Like the racing car, the GT R Pro’s advantages come through aerodynamic and chassis enhancements, leaving its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 unchanged with 585hp and 516lb ft of torque. There are carbon ceramic brakes (normally an option on the GT R) and coilover suspension that features adjustability for spring preload length, as well as dampers that are adjustable for both compression and rebound rates and Uniball spherical bearings in the rear upper wishbones.


But the transformation goes further with a carbon fibre torsion bar up front and a hollow, adjustable steel one at the back, which works alongside a carbon shear panel. The front-mounted motor itself is held to the structure via tightened dynamic engine mounts and a roll cage is also added to the rear of the cabin to minimise flex further. Holding the occupants in place more snugly are a pair of bucket seats.

Throw in new aero pieces and decals and you have yourself a GT R Pro capable of lapping the Nurburgring in seven minutes and four seconds – see the video proof here.





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jakesmith

Original Poster:

4,214 posts

114 months

Monday 18th March
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What's the market for this car? I can see the point of a GT3RS but less so this it still seems too luxury, or is it just a limited ed collectors piece? I'm sure it's fantastic to drive

130R

5,954 posts

149 months

Monday 18th March
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jakesmith said:
What's the market for this car? I can see the point of a GT3RS but less so this it still seems too luxury, or is it just a limited ed collectors piece? I'm sure it's fantastic to drive
Mercedes would say direct competition for the GT3RS I guess. Not sure how many of these will actually end up on track though

houlbt

728 posts

208 months

Monday 18th March
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Not sure how you justify the premium over the cooking (?!) GTR. The aero addendums look too fussy to me and I preferred centre console on the original car. Think this needed more power to really sell it to people who might upgrade.

FN2TypeR

6,063 posts

36 months

Monday 18th March
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Can't see the point, tbh.

But I still want it cloud9

Quickben

40 posts

103 months

Tuesday 19th March
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Seriously ? They've called it "Pro" ?

What is it ? A sodding toothbrush ?
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CitySlicker

216 posts

36 months

Tuesday 19th March
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That is a very serious piece of kit! The GTR AMateur is a very capable car on the road & track but this PRO is taking things too far. I’m sure they will see laps on the track but how many owners are going to be fiddling around with their suspension set up?!