The long-awaited AMG GT Black Series will debut with more than 700 horsepower!

The long awaited Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the range-topping version of the company’s flagship sports car, could make its debut in July 2020. Spotted testing on public roads since late 2019, the beefed-up coupe could break cover in less than a month. The news comes from MB Passion Blog, which also speculates that the Black Series model could debut at the Chengdu Motor Show in China.

The event is scheduled to happen on July 24, 2020. Although it seems unlikely for Mercedes-Benz to introduce a high-profile sports car at a somewhat unknown event, the Germans could take advantage of the Chengdu Motor Show in absence of major auto events in Europe and the United States this time of year.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will look menacing

New Reports Say the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Will Debut in July Exterior Spyshots
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Whatever the date and the event, the AMG GT Black Series will break cover with a menacing exterior design packed with unique features and new aerodynamic elements.

As the spy shots suggest, it will feature a revised Panamericana grille that's wider at the bottom, new vents at the corners, and a large splitter. It will feature louvered front fenders and quick-release pins for the engine hood, also fitted with bigger vents.
New Reports Say the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Will Debut in July Exterior Spyshots
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The profile will also be race-inspired, with larger side skirts and winglets toward the rear wheels, wider fenders, and carbon-fiber mirror caps. Expect the rear to boast larger and more aggressive diffuser, bigger exhaust pipes, and the biggest wing ever fitted on a road-going AMG GT model. All told, the Black Series will also look like the race-spec GT4 model.

The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will pack more than 700 horsepower

New Reports Say the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Will Debut in July Exterior Spyshots
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The Black Series model will feature the familiar 4.0-liter V-8 found in all the other AMG GTs, but this particular mill will generate 711 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of twist.

This will be a massive improvement over the current range-topping model, the AMG GT R, rated at 577 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque. That’s an extra 134 horsepower and 74 pound-feet on top of all the aerodynamic upgrades.

All that extra oomph will make it notably quicker from 0 to 60 mph. With the AMG GT R rated at 3.2 seconds for the benchmark, the Black Series model will get there in three seconds flat. Actually, Mercedes might even tune the Black Series to hit 60 mph in less than that. Top speed could increase as well 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 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be very expensive

New Reports Say the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Will Debut in July Exterior Spyshots
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The Black Series will be extremely powerful and quick, but this also means that it will cost notably more than other AMG GT models. The AMG GT R Pro is the most expensive now with a sticker set at $200,645, so the Black Series could come in at a whopping $250,000 before options. This price will put the Black Series into entry-level Ferrari and McLaren territory and way above the Porsche 911 Turbo S. Ouch!

Source: MB Passion Blog

Ciprian Florea
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