Did Someone Just Catch the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series on the Nurburgring?
It sounds absolutely amazingby Robert Moore, on
When it came time to replace the Mercedes SLS AMG, Mercedes started out with the 465-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT and the 503-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT S. Then, we laid eyes on the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R. More recently; Mercedes debuted the Roaster twins, the GT Roadster and the GT C Roadster. With the twins making their debut at the Paris Auto Show, we’re left waiting for just one variant – the heavily lusted and insanely desired Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. But, that wait could be coming to an end very soon as Youtube channel Supercarsfromeu has recently posted a video of what is believed to be the Black Series putting in some serious work on the Nurburgring.
The video is quite short, but we finally get to see Mercedes’ Unicorn in action for the first time, and boy does it sound good. Little is known in the way of specifications of the black series, but it’s expected to deliver some 550 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, which would nestle it ever so gently between the GT S and the GT R. All variations of the Mercedes AMG GT use a 4.0-liter V-8, with the GT-R supplying the highest output with 577 ponies and 516 pound-feet on tap.
Obviously, with upward of 550 horsepower, the Black Series is likely to borrow most of the suspension and brake setup from the bonkers GT R. The boost levels of the turbochargers and the ECU mapping will be toned down a bit from the GT R, but outside of that, it should be about the same car. It will come with weight saving enhancements, however, which should offer 3.3-to-3.5-second sprints to 60 mph, to go with a top speed well into the 200 mph range.
Anyway, with that said, go ahead and turn up your volume and press play. The roar from the GT Black Series is a must-hear for a Tuesday afternoon. You can also click "Continue Reading" to see how the GT Models stack up against one another.
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|Mercedes-AMG GT||Mercedes-AMG GT S||Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series||Mercedes-AMG GT R|
|Displacement||3982 cc||3982 cc||3982 cc||3982 cc|
|Output||456 HP||503 HP||550 HP (est)||577 HP|
|Max. torque||443 LB-FT||479 LB-FT||500 LB-FT||516 LB-FT|
|Acceleration 0-60mph||3.7 s (preliminary)||3.9 s (preliminary)||3.4 s (est)||3.5 s|
|Top speed||189 MPH||193 MPH||203 MPH (est)||198 MPH|
Read our full review of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S here.
Read our full review of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R here.