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LA Auto Show 2018: the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT and GT R PRO offer maximum adjustability

You can hear the Mercedes-AMG GT from miles away, thanks to the beautifully tuned sound of the twin-turbo V8. And when it drives in front of you, its looks also scream insanity.

But the AMG GT is definitely not limited to sound and looks. For 2020, this sports car gets a few subtle exterior updates like a new rear bumper with a new black diffuser insert that was redesigned for the AMG GT and AMG GT C. The tailpipe was also redesigned; the AMG GT now has two round twin tailpipe outlets, while the AMG GT C has trapezoidal shaped twin tailpipe outlets.  As for the AMG GT R, it gets centrally positioned tail pipe outlet with two more black tail pipes on each side of the diffuser.

Agility has always been part of the AMG GT’s program, and it gets even more of it in 2020. The two-door AMG GT Coupes and Roadsters get a new AMG Performance steering wheel as well as the AMG DYNAMICS selector.

With modes like “Basic,” “Advanced,” “Pro” and “Master”, this selector lets the driver precisely tailor how they want their GT to behave.

For instance, the “Master” mode, which is only available on the GT C and GT R models, is made specifically for driving on the track, and according to Mercedes-AMG, it offers an extremely neutral vehicle balance, low steer angle requirement and more agile steering.

Speaking of the GT R, this new limited edition variant is a track beast that pushes the envelope and is designed for the racers that need full and total adjustment control. For example, the suspension system can be fully adjusted by setting spring preload length and the compression as well as rebound settings of the dampers.

A carbon fiber torsion bar in the front and an adjustable rear steel bar is fully adjustable as well. Finally, the 2020 AMG GT R PRO hosts a horde of additional carbon fiber parts that bring both weight reduction as well as performance to the table.

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO | Photo: Mercedes-Benz

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Louis-Philippe Dubé
Louis-Philippe Dubé
Louis-Philippe Dubé has been contributing at MotorIllustrated.com for over a year, and for the NetMedia360 network for nearly three years now. His passion for everything automotive comes from a career as a mechanic, but also from the family vehicle collection that includes a 996 Porsche Turbo and a 2004 Ford GT. We've been bugging him to drive the GT, but he hasn't responded. Send L-P an email

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