Take your track day experience to a new level with the new Mercedes-AMG GT2 PRO. Handcrafted in Affalterbach, this non-homologated race car is designed for passionate club sports racers who would like to reach extraordinarily high performance levels on the track.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT2 PRO By Mercedes-AMG
Mercedes-AMG has lifted the covers on the new AMG GT2 Pro, a track-only special edition that answers the question most of us probably never asked: what would the official AMG GT2 race car be capable of if it didn’t have to comply with motorsport regulations? It looks like a race car; it’s only allowed to be used on the track; but this is a car any normal customer can purchase, in the same vein as the Ferrari 499P Modificata.
In shaking loose those motorsport shackles, AMG has been able to eke out an extra 42 horsepower, with the AMG GT2 Pro peaking at 739 hp. Those extra ponies are only released when you hit the Push2Pass button, though, and its base output remains the same 697 hp as the race car, sourced from the same 4.0-lier twin-turbo V8 as you’d find in the roadgoing AMG GT.
The gearbox is identical to that of the race car, a COP GT4 six-speed sequential transaxle, but with different ratios than the race car. Between the engine up front and the transmission at the rear, a carbon fiber torque tube ensures minimal inertia in transferring all that power.
While the race car has three-way adjustable dampers, the shocks of the GT2 Pro are four-way adjustable. There are also changes to the rear wing endplates, and a specific design has been applied to the interlocking 18-inch alloy wheels.
While the racer has a plain Iridium silver metallic finish as a blank canvas for teams to work on, the GT2 Pro has a new multi-color finish, and we assume buyers who can fork over the 479,000 euros (approx. $510,000) will be able to choose special design details if the cyan and black GT2 Pro graphics aren’t to their taste.
The cabin has been tweaked, too, with a new e-sports-derived steering wheel incorporating the Push2Pass button, and there’s a model-specific center console in a bright finish, a matte carbon fiber dashboard, and unique GT2 Pro seat stitching on the carbon fiber bucket seat.
When you fork out $75,000 more than the race car, you expect special treatment, and Mercedes-AMG delivers with a special delivery package. This includes a unique car cover, Puma race apparel like an individualized racing suit, gloves, shoes, and even underwear. A Bell helmet is also thrown in for good measure.
Optionally, you can spec a passenger safety system to bring someone along for the ride, a drinking system, and a seat and helmet cooling function. And, should you get comfortable enough behind the wheel and want an extra challenge, the GT2 Pro can be converted to race homologation specification.
The prerequisite carbon safety cell, a five-point safety belt, safety nets, a fire extinguisher, and an extrication hatch are already there.
“We are very proud to have achieved the next milestone in the customer sports segment with the Mercedes-AMG GT2 Pro,” says Christoph Sagemueller, head of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport. “Demand for pure track day cars has increased significantly, so therefore, we also respond to the expansion of the derivatization in the track day and club sport segment at the same time.”