Meet Mercedes-AMG’s Track-Focused GT2 Pro Car
The starting price for this car is around $509,545 (or 479,000 euros). Mercedes-AMG has released a new track-focused car called the GT2 Pro, meant for people who love motorsports. It’s not just for racing, though.
The GT2 Pro starts with the regular Mercedes-AMG GT2 as its base. But it gets some special features, like a Push2Pass system that can temporarily boost the power of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine to 739 horsepower, which is more than the standard 697 hp. It also has a modified six-speed sequential transmission.
Mercedes offers some additional options for those who want more features. You can have a passenger safety cell to take someone along for the ride. There are also options for seat and helmet cooling, as well as a drinking system. Buyers can even arrange for instruction from a member of the Mercedes-AMG Driver Pool.
This car has four-way adjustable shock absorbers, which is an upgrade from the existing model that has three-way adjustable ones. Mercedes has made changes to the car’s aerodynamics, including larger endplates on the rear wing.
While the GT2 Pro isn’t race-legal when you buy it, you can make it race-ready if you want to compete. And buyers get priority access to the AMG Racing Series events.
All GT2 Pro cars have a matte gray body with teal stripes, and the 18-inch wheels match this color scheme. There are also carbon-fiber elements with a bright finish. Inside the car, the center console has a bluish hue. It has air conditioning to keep drivers comfortable during track sessions, and for safety, there’s a carbon safety cell, a five-point harness, safety nets, a fire extinguisher, and an extraction hatch on the roof.
This isn’t the only track-focused version of the Mercedes-AMG GT. Earlier, in August, Mercedes introduced the GT3 Edition 55, but only five of them were made. These cars didn’t have FIA homologation for racing, so Mercedes pushed the 6.3-liter V8 engine to 650 hp, which is about 100 hp more than the regular GT3. They cost around $620,000 (or 625,000 euros) each.
Mercedes might also have a high-performance, road-legal AMG GT in the works. They showcased the Concept E Performance, which had an electric motor along with the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The system’s total output was said to be over 800 hp.