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Wildest Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO set for NZ

The wildest iteration yet of the most track-focused car in the Mercedes-AMG range will soon be available in New Zealand, with a strictly limited number of the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO to be offered exclusively via local AMG
Performance Centres.

Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO NZ

Just two of the final examples are set to arrive, available exclusively from AMG Performance Centres in Auckland and Christchurch, as the global production run of 750 units is completed. Each Mercedes-AMG GT R
PRO adds performance-enhancing, weight-optimised and eye-catching features to the acclaimed Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupé; the vehicle chosen to marshal the Formula 1® field as the official Safety Car for the world’s most high-tech racing category.

Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO NZ

The addition of a range of motorsport-inspired features positions the GT R PRO as the ultimate track day racer of the Mercedes-AMG range, whilst still being able to be driven every day on the road.

In the sternest challenge of road car prowess – a lap of the fearsome Nürburgring ‘Nordschleife’ in Germany – the GT R PRO has lapped the 20.6 km circuit in just 7 min 04.632 sec, more than six seconds quicker than the
T R on which it is based.

Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO NZ

“New Zealanders continue to show their affection for Mercedes-AMG, with an appreciation of the way each vehicle looks and performs and also of the brand’s motorsport heritage. We are very pleased to have secured a
very limited quantity of the AMG GT R PRO for our customers who want to take the already impressive AMG GT R to the next level in performance,” says Horst von Sanden, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific CEO.

Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO NZ

The AMG GT R PRO packs a biturbo 4.0-litre V8 engine sending 430 kW (at 6250 rpm) and 700 Nm (between 2100 and 5500 rpm) to the rear wheels via an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G seven-speed transaxle. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is clocked at just 3.6 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO NZ

How much?

The new Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO is priced at $420,000 (MRRP) and is available to order now from AMG Performance Centres.

Dave McLeodhttps://www.tarmaclife.co.nz
New Zealand motoring editor/journalist and published author. Besotted with cars and the experiences they give. I'm a family guy with a bark that's bigger than my bite and prefer football over rugby any day of any week.

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