Set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the high-performance model is a limited edition which features a number modifications drawn from the AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 race cars. Mercedes was coy on specifics, but has previously said the changes will “deliver even more race track performance.”
While that’s not much to go on, the teaser video gives us a pretty good look at the car. As a result, we can see the model has been equipped with a modified front bumper which features additional supports and a larger spoiler. The GT R Pro also has canards and new duct work.
The minor styling changes continue out back as there are new aerodynamic components which are mounted on the outside edges of the rear bumper. These components are connected to the rear diffuser and stretch upwards to be nearly as tall as the vents on the bumper itself.
The track-focused design is clearly evident in the cabin as the GT R Pro has lightweight leather sport seats and four-point harnesses. We can also see a roll cage and what appears to be gloss black interior trim.
Mercedes hasn’t released performance specifications other than the fact that the model has a combined fuel consumption rating of 12.4 L/100 km (18.9 mpg US / 22.7 mpg UK) and combined CO2 emissions of 284 g/km. This is slightly worse than the standard GT R which is rated at 11.4 L/100 km (20.6 mpg US / 24.7 mpg UK) and 259 g/km.
It remains unclear if the reduced fuel efficiency is due to a more powerful engine, but the standard GT R has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that produces 577 hp (430 kW / 585 PS) and 516 lb-ft (698 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which enables the coupe to rocket from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds before hitting an electrically limited top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h).
Even before its world premiere, the new Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO has impressively demonstrated its performance potential on the racetrack. Stay tuned for more.[Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 12,4 l/100km | CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 284 g/km | https://t.co/ud8odkxpkM] pic.twitter.com/QJVe6a6Y7R
— Mercedes-Benz (@MercedesBenz) November 26, 2018