It’s the meanest and most powerful AMG GT yet

The Mercedes-AMG GT lineup has evolved into a full-blown nameplate that includes no fewer than four different models, all backed by convertible variants. Mercedes also builds two race-spec cars for the GT3 and GT4 categories. But the German firm isn’t planning to stop here. A Black Series model is also underway and it will slot at the top of the range, just above the AMG GT R model. This new coupe should debut by the end of 2020, but this new rendering gives us a good idea of what to expect.

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be the most aggressive yet

If You Can't Wait to See the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, This Rendering Should Fill the Void
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Although this isn’t an official photo, it’s obvious that the Black Series model will feature a more aggressive exterior than the GT R. Look for a larger splitter at the bottom of the front bumper, a Panamericana grille that’s wider at the bottom, and revised vents onto the sides. It should also sport additional louvers at the top of the front fenders, a scoop in the center of the hood, and quick-release hood pins similar to those seen on the GT3 race car.

The rear section will boast a bigger wing, likely closer to that of the race-spec car in terms of size and shape. Also expect a more aggressive diffuser with larger vertical fins and big exhaust pipes exiting from each corner of the bumper. Mercedes-AMG will also lower the ground clearance compared to the GT R, as well as revise the side skirts and add bespoke, ultra-light wheels.

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be the most powerful yet

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Exterior Spyshots
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The Black Series will feature the same twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8 as the rest of the AMG GT lineup, but AMG will squeeze a bit more power out of it.

Word has it this mill will crank out 711 horsepower and 590 pound-feet, which will make the Black Series the most powerful variant of the German sports car. Specifically, the Black Series will benefit from an extra 134 horsepower and 74 pound-feet compared to the AMG GT R.

Naturally, the Black Series will be quicker too. The AMG GT R needs 3.2 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start, so expect the Black Series to reach the same benchmark in around three seconds flat. Top Speed should also increase from the GT R’s 198-mph rating to a little over 200 mph.

Mercedes-AMG GT lineup
Mercedes-AMG GT Mercedes-AMG GT S Mercedes-AMG GT C Mercedes-AMG GT R Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series
Displacement 3982 cc 3982 cc 3982 cc 3982 cc 3982 cc
Output 469 hp at 6000 rpm 515 hp at 6250 rpm 549 hp at 5750-6750 rpm 577 hp at 6250 rpm 711 HP
Peak torque 464 lb-ft at 1900-5000 rpm 494 lb-ft at 1900-5000 rpm 501 lb-ft at 2100-5500 rpm 516 lb-ft at 2100-5500 rpm 590 LB-FT

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will cost more than $200,000

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Exterior Spyshots
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As the fastest, most aggressive, and most powerful model in the lineup, the Black Series will also be the most expensive. As of this writing, the AMG GT R Pro is the most expensive variant, coming in at $200,645 before options. This means that the Black Series could come in at around $250,000, especially if it will be a limited-edition model.

Source: Future Cars Now

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