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Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro Gears Up For LA Debut

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The updated Mercedes-AMG GT range will also be showcased at the LA Auto Show next week.

We've known for a long time now that Mercedes-AMG is cooking up a more aggressive version of the already hardcore GT R as we've seen several camouflaged prototypes undergoing testing. Mercedes-AMG has finally confirmed the new limited-edition model will be called the AMG GT R Pro, which will debut at the LA Auto Show next week. Previously referred to as the GT R Clubsport by AMG boss Tobias Moers, the new track-focused variant will be positioned between the current GT R and the range-topping Black Series due in 2020.

According to AMG, the limited-edition special AMG GT R Pro model has been modified to "deliver even more racetrack performance" based on findings from its Customer Racing activities with the AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 racing cars. No other details were shared, but a photo released by Mercedes shows the updated GT R wrapped in camouflage with additional aero enhancements including new fins and air ducts in the fascia. AMG boss Tobias Moers will be presenting the new GT R Pro during a press conference that will be streamed live from LA on November 29 at 03.00 CET.

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We're also expecting AMG's latest track-tuned sports car to be lighter and more powerful. The standard AMG GT R already produces 577 horsepower, but the Pro version is expected to extract at least 600 hp from its potent 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. We're also expecting the interior to be stripped out to shed additional weight, and retuned suspension enabling it to tear up the track.

Mercedes will also be showcasing the updated AMG GT range, which will include exterior and interior modifications that "emphasize the close relationship to the 4-door AMG GT Coupe". The automaker also confirmed that the all-new GLE SUV will make its public premiere in the USA, featuring an innovative 48V active suspension and a fully variable all-wheel-drive system, while the new A-Class sedan will also make its US motor show debut.