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Pricing Announced For 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro

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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.

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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.