If the already rather hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT R doesn’t cut it for you, be warned: the extra pile of cash you’ll need to bring to the table for the new ‘GT R Pro’ is going to be quite large. Mercedes has now announced that the on-the-road price for the car is £188,345, just under £40,000 more than the price of the lightly updated GT R, which is £148,595.
But perhaps that’s not so bad. This is, after all, a car with significantly altered suspension derived from the AMG GT4 car. It also features a new aero kit featuring a new front apron, a bigger splitter with canards, louvres on the front wings to reduce front axle lift, and carbonfibre fins sprouting from the rear diffuser.
In case your track day takes a crashy turn, the GT R Pro also has a roll cage, a fire extinguisher, and four-point harnesses. These additions, along with the bucket seats, are part of the GT R’s ‘Track Package’, which is fitted as standard here.
Equipment is better than the standard GT R across the board, with the Pro gaining a carbon ceramic brakes, an AMG Carbon package, and keyless go, among other things. Oddly for a super-focused track-biased supercar, Mercedes has also fitted extra creature comforts in the form of the Premium package - which includes a Burmester sound system - and the ‘Parking package’.
Suddenly £188,345 doesn’t seem so bad, particularly when a McLaren 600LT is only slightly less and not as generously specced.
Mercedes has also now released pricing for the whole updated AMG GT range. If you want a coupe, that’ll set you back £104,195 for the base GT, £117,495 for a GT S and £132,695 for the GT C. In Roadster form, these three weigh in at £115,795, £129,095 and £144,295 respectively.