Only 750 will be sold worldwide and they're not cheap.
While we love how easy it is to live with AMG's GT despite its hardcore twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine, we've been looking forward to seeing the new track-honed and sharpened version for a while now. Inspired by AMG's race cars, the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro is a special edition set to be an absolute weapon with its new adjustable coil-over suspension, more carbon-fiber components to reduce weight, and what Mercedes-AMG describes as "unique race-inspired design and functional aerodynamic enhancements." Also according to Mercedes, the improvements contributed to AMG GT3 racing driver Maro Engel shaving off around 6 seconds from the standard AMG GT's Nurburgring time clocking an impressive 7.04.632 minutes.
If your local Mercedes dealer will order you one of the 750 units being sold worldwide, it'll cost $199,650 before destination charges and any dealer markups. Mainly, you'll be paying for a whole load of new carbon-fiber goodness including a larger wing, splitter, diffuser, and vents. The new carbon-fiber roof has a lower center of gravity as well as the sleek and low double-bubble look. If that's still not enough, the adjustable front anti-roll bar is also made from carbon-fiber.
There's no extra power on offer over the standard 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, but the new coil-over suspension is manually adjustable and fine-tuning of the rebound and compression is possible through permanently installed adjustment wheels on the dampers. Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard on the Pro rather than an $8,950 option as on the regular GT R. How much lighter the GT R Pro is over the GT R is something Mercedes hasn't revealed yet.
The GT R Pro also gets the same facelift upgrades the rest of the GT R lineup features, including new LED headlights, steering wheel with touch-capacitive controls, digital cluster, larger central screen, as well as the center console pulled from the new 4-Door GT.