The high performance, high-output GT R and GT R Pro receive much of AMG’s attention, especially in the performance department. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 under the hood is shared with other GT variants, but thanks to a few new tricks, including a set of upgraded turbos, now produces 577 hp, up from the standard 469 hp. For 2020, the GT-R gets a newly designed set of headlights, a restyled diffuser, and a new set of AMG performance wheels. On the inside, expect to find a set of premium Nappa leather seats with microfiber inserts, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control and an optional HomeLink universal garage door opener. The new 10.25-inch high-resolution infotainment display includes integrated navigation, a four-speaker sound system, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Active driver assistance features include adaptive high beam assist, forward braking assist, and driver attention assist. GT R Pro cars get a series of pure performance focused parts such as a built-in roll cage, updated coil-over suspension, and additional carbon fiber bits and pieces on the exterior, however power remains the same. It is, however, limited to just 150 units on US shores.
The tech-laden AMG GT R is in its standard form an already intimidating car, but Mercedes-AMG offers a broad spectrum of additional options to make their GT R better handling, and easier to live with, which is all good and well, but you bet your $2,500 limited edition Nike trainers that it's going to cost you. The exterior of the GT R can be painted in the fabulous AMG Green Hell Magno for a cool $9,900, or why not get a set of 19/20 inch AMG Performance forged five-spoke wheels for $1,700. The AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package II adds carbon fiber side mirror housings a rear wing as well as its vertical end plates for $4,000. The interior offers three upholstery materials and a $3,150 matte carbon-fiber trim package. New owners can even choose what color seatbelts they want. The $1,300 Convenience package adds heated and power-folding mirrors, a HomeLink Garage door opener, and more. If your only concern is setting fast lap times, then the AMG high-performance ceramic composite braking system has to be on your checklist.