Mercedes has timed this rather neatly. While Porsche will expect the brand new 911 to attract much of the attention at this year’s LA motor show, Merc’s AMG GT arch rival has received a host of tweaks to ensure the new 992 doesn’t get everything its own way.
Headlining the changes is the addition of a new range-topping Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, for those who reckon the regular GT R is not quite tough enough. If that is you, we would love you to explain your reasoning.
While it uses the same 577bhp twin-turbo V8 as the GT R, it’s had some significant tweaks elsewhere. There are standard carbon-ceramic brakes, lightweight forged wheels and redesigned aero, much of its addenda crafted from carbon fibre. There’s even a carbon roof.
Surface Transforms (LON:SCE) is a highly innovative company, with its own patented materials technology and a team of PhD-qualified scientists and degree-qualified engineers who are continually developing new processes for the production of carbon-ceramic materials and new products for various applications. ST is a manufacturer of next-generation carbon-ceramic brake discs for automotive and aircraft applications and has been certified to IS9001-2000 since 2008 and was certified to TS16949 automotive quality accreditation and AS9100C aerospace quality accreditation in 2015.