The thickest thing you can get from Affalterbach was unveiled last night. The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. The absolute pinnacle of the AMG GT line, it leaked last week and we saw a video with some theater footage. Now the canvas has been completely removed from the car and we know almost all the details. Mercedes-AMG has worked hard and has not come away with simple adjustments.
Everything has to be more extreme in a Black Series and that has happened. For example, let’s start with the engine. Still that 4.0 liter V8 but not the standard block that they pulled from the shelves. Mechanical adjustments have been made. For example, the crankshaft has been changed into a flatplane crankshaft, which will provide a more characteristic sound. In addition, the turbos have been modified with larger blades to pump even more air into the V8. The total power is therefore 730 hp at 6,700 and 6,900 rpm while the maximum torque of 800 Nm is between 2,000 and 6,000 rpm! To cope with this violence, AMG has also modified the gearbox. The coupling is reinforced and the connection between the engine and the box is now made of carbon fiber.
People are very short about performance. The car sprints to 100 km / h in 3.2 seconds and the top speed is 325 km / h. The 200 km / h is within nine seconds. AMG does not want to give up precise time just like the weight. That remains a mystery. Incidentally, we expect AMG to go around the Nürburgring to show what the enormous power and the huge spoilers are good for.
Optically, the Black Series is of course completely bizarre. A bit lower, the car is on the ground, at the rear we find a giant spoiler that provides enormous downforce and the front has been thoroughly modified. Several intercoolers had to find a place in the front bumper and the wheel arches also had to have slots for cooling. Above all, let’s not forget the gigantic inlets in the hood because all this ensures the relatively low top speed of this aerodynamic monster.
When the car becomes available and how much the AMG GT Black Series will cost is not yet known.