The first vehicle to roll off the assembly line was a Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, the new track-focused flagship that draws inspiration from the carmaker’s AMG GT3 and GT4 racing cars. The Pro is a limited edition model that features many modifications over the already hardcore AMG GT R.
Those include a new suspension, enhanced aerodynamics and an optimized power-to-weight ratio thanks to the addition of lightweight bucket seats and lightweight wheels. All the changes are aimed at making the AMG GT R Pro shine even more on the racetrack.
Like the “regular” AMG GT R, the Pro is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that makes 577 hp (585 PS) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque between 1,900 rpm and 5,500 rpm.
Elsewhere in the sports car’s lineup, the facelift brings updates to the exterior design as well as more agility thanks to new features such as the integrated AMG Dynamics handling control and new AMG Performance steering wheel. Inside, highlights include a center console with innovative display buttons and a fully digital instrument cluster.
Manufacturing the Mercedes-AMG GT involves a high degree of top-quality hand finishing, as many processes are made by hand. The workers are among Mercedes’ most qualified and are trained to build all variants of the AMG GT.
Affalterbach’s standalone model comes with three different types of roofs (fabric top, carbon fiber and glass), two body styles (Coupe and Roadster), four distinct versions (GT, GT S, GT C, GT R), a special edition (GT R Pro) and countless exclusive options. The components are supplied to the flexible production line as “packages” tailored to each vehicle being assembled.
Besides the Mercedes-AMG GT, the Sindelfingen plant builds the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, S-Class, E-Class, CLS, Mercedes-Maybach and GLA. In the future, the site will also build electric vehicles for Daimler’s new EQ sub-brand.