So what does an extra $40,000 get you? Well, it doesn’t get you any more power or torque, which remain at 577 horses and 516 pound-feet. But it does get some track goodies such as an adjustable coilover suspension, carbon ceramic brakes and extensive use of carbon fiber for the roof, trim, and aerodynamic parts. These changes allowed the GT R Pro to lap the Nurburging Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 4.6 seconds, which Mercedes finally revealed was about 6 seconds faster than the regular GT R Pro. The price also gets you exclusivity, as only 750 will be built. They’ll be at dealers later this year.
Just 750 are destined for production and fans in the United States will need to front up $200,645 to own one.
The GT R Pro doesn’t offer any extra power than the GT R on which it is based, so the car’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 churns out 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, or enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in 3.5 seconds and top speed of 198 mph.
The GT R Pro also comes with racing stripes finished in Gloss Light Green when combined with the Selenite Gray Magno exterior, as shown here, or stripes in Matte Dark Gray with all other exterior colors. The unique accent stripes can also be omitted, if desired.
Like all 2020 GTs the GT R Pro features an interior that matches the high-tech look first seen in AMG’s GT 4-Door Coupe. This includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25 touchscreen display for the infotainment, and a center console where the buttons are arrange in a V-8 pattern and feature small touch-sensitive displays.
Deliveries of the GT R Pro are scheduled to commence in late 2019. Note, AMG is already working on a faster version, which could end up being called a GT R Evo. A GT Black Series is also expected at some point.