Mercedes-AMG solely unveiled the brand new GT R Professional final fall, however the Affalterbach tuner is already engaged on the following rung up the efficiency ladder, a prototype for which has simply been noticed.
The prototype is for the automobile everybody, together with AMG, is looking the Black Sequence, however there are rumors it could be labeled one thing else.
One chance is GT R Evo. The Evo title on this occasion is derived from a possible Evo, quick for Evolution, improve equipment for AMG’s GT-based GT3 race automobile. In contrast to rivals, AMG is but to introduce an Evo equipment for the GT3, however one could also be coming for the 2020 motorsport season. The brand new GT highway automobile being developed right here can also be due out in 2020, seemingly as a 2021 mannequin.
The prototype relies on the present GT R however with noticeable variations. As an example, the central exhaust pipe usually discovered on the GT R has been eliminated. As an alternative, there are two makeshift exhaust pipes, one on both aspect of the rear. Count on these to be flanking a big rear diffuser much like the one on the GT3 race automobile on the ultimate automobile.
2017 Mercedes-AMG GT3 – Picture by way of Brian Cleary/BCPix.com
It is also arduous to overlook the far more aggressive aerodynamic mods aimed toward boosting downforce. There are the brand new splitters on the entrance and a a lot bigger wing on the rear. We additionally know the tester includes a roll cage and a light-weight, plexiglass rear windshield.
If we have been to hazard a guess, there shall be weight-saving mods and race-bred suspension, too.
Whereas the GT3 race automobile runs AMG’s older 6.Three-liter V-Eight, the brand new GT highway automobile will seemingly pack underneath the hood the acquainted four.Zero-liter twin-turbocharged V-Eight. There are rumors output may very well be dialed as much as 700 horsepower, which might be insane. The GT R Professional is already one of many quickest rear-wheel-drive manufacturing automobiles across the ‘Ring, with a time of seven:04.63, and it solely has 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
Within the automobile’s cross hairs shall be Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS. Just about each different 911 variant is saved in verify by the GT R Professional, so we wouldn’t be shocked if the brand new GT highway automobile has what it takes to sort out the flagship 911. Keep tuned.