The marvelous devilish Mercedes-AMG GT coup and roadster get more updates as we enter 2019, most models bringing the door models into line with the newly released. The changes are mostly limited to some restyled interior and exterior pieces, as well as a few performance improvements. But the big news is the addition of a limited version of the AMG GT R Pro model, debuting with the updated GT series at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.
You will recognize GT R Pro thanks to the newly developed front fascia that enhances general aerodynamics. A good number of the outer body panels are made of carbon fiber, including the ceiling, and Pro has a unique wrapping design with racing stripes running over the hood, the ceiling and the down closure. (And yes, you can renounce the conversion if you want.)
Other Pro-specific tweaks include a revised AMG coilover suspension, where drivers can adjust not only the springs, but compression and rebound of the dampers. Front and rear torsion bars are also adjustable, and the front unit is made of carbon fiber. The dynamic engine and transmission fields have been retuned, and other smaller tweaks were made through the car's chassis. Combined ceramic composite brakes are standard as lightweight AMG performance wheels.
Pro uses the same 4.0-liter, dual turbocharged V8 as all other AMG GT models, and provides no power boost over GT R on which is based. Of course, with 577 horsepower, 51
In smaller GT and GT C specifications (GT S has expired), 4.0-liter V8 yields respectively 469 and 550 horsepower, as well as 465 and 502 pound-foot torque. These figures apply to both hardtop and convertible models.
GT gets the Mercedes AMG Dynamic Select system, with Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, Race and Individual Driving Mode. In addition, GT AMG Dynamics provides stability management system, with Basic, Advanced, Pro and Master modes. There is a lot to handle and if the end result is something likeit may feel like driving overkill.
Outside, all AMG GTs are newly designed headlights with a new LED light signature, and a weakly disassembled rear diffuser. Inside, the changes are evident, where the GT models get a completely digital instrument cluster, as well as a newly designed steering wheel with more prominent side controls – similar to what you'll find in the AMG C63. Finally, a revised center console adjusts the control panels to the color displays set in four-door AMG GT.
The price is not announced yet, but it should be available in the near future. Look for the updated AMG GT family to meet retailers in the coming months.