The Mercedes AMG GTR Pro - My experience part 1
The Car Motorist last edited by The Car Motorist
(all photos by me)
This will be a mixture of things from my thoughts on the car and some backstory and of course the experience itself. This is mainly because it was a few months ago so a full review isn’t possible and I was too excited to take any photos so I’ve only got a few which my mum and dad too, however I do have some videos where you can hear the incredible V8 engine.
So, the story part is brief, but I wanted to explain as it definitely heightened my already high excitement. Thanks to our good friend Gabriella (who writes some great analysis of F1 events and more) I learnt about Beaulieu (pronounced bew-lee), which is an amazing motor museum which I will make sure to write about and post photos because the stuff I saw was stunning. Anyways, this museum is far away from me so I looked at other things that could be done on the way to make the journey worth it. I settled on going to the Brooklands Museum and Mercedes world.
In short, Mercedes world is a showroom, but also a mini museum, as well as a place that offers driving and passenger experiences from off-roading in a G-class, drifting in a C-class and then the main event, the track experiences. They offered both passenger and driving but someone who cannot yet legally drive, I was stuck with the former. They offer an E63 AMG, a GT63 AMG and an AMG GT. Or at least that was what was on the website.
When it came down to arriving there, it was certainly not a normal AMG GT, nor was it GTS, not even a GTR. It was a GTR Pro. In essence, I expected a base model GT but got an upgrades version, of an upgraded version of an upgraded version of a very cool car.
I would’ve been more than fine with the GT, ecstatic if anything. I was already excited and had high expectations for it but finding out it was GTR Pro was simply put, a pleasant surprise. In reality, I wasn’t thinking that it was a pleasant surprise but more a mixture of excitement, shock, and other things I really can’t put into words. I was expecting so much and got so much more than that.
So, this doesn’t drag on, I’ll do the experience and review another time, but I hope you enjoy looking at some of the photos of Mercedes world, I was genuinely lost for words when I saw some of them!
Just Jeepin' last edited by
@The-Car-Motorist Thanks for the pronunciation guide to Beaulieu!
I hope to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum next week on vacation, but I'm fairly confident a drive in a Model J won't be on the table, sadly.
Gabriella last edited by
@The-Car-Motorist Good start to the story! The building of Mercedes World looks seriously impressive.
Also, thanks for the mention
@The-Car-Motorist How much more is the driving vs riding?
At 65 pounds for 15 minutes, that's probably cheaper than owning one.
@Just-Jeepin It took me months to find out how to pronounce it so I thought I'd give everyone here a helping hand!
@Gabriella Definitely, architecturally it's a stunning building. Of course no worries about the mention, I wouldn't have found out about it if it weren't for you!
@ibRAD Driving is quite a bit more expensive however, one you are driving, and two it's a lot longer. It's £300 for an hour or £650 for half a day.
It's 2 hours in an AMG E63 to learn to control around a circuit, then you learn to drift in it to help learn control. After that, you get to drive the GTR Pro for the rest of your time.