Just around one week after its world premiere, the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (combined fuel consumption 12.8 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 292 g/km) can already be ordered from authorised dealers at a starting price of 335,240 euros . During the development of the new flagship model in the GT family, the engineers in Affalterbach pulled out all the stops in their design expertise. The results include the most powerful AMG V8 production engine of all time, combined with a highly expressive design, the most sophisticated aerodynamics, the most intelligent material mix and the most thrilling driving dynamics. With an output of 537 kW (730 hp), the new super-sports car embodies the brand’s traditional roots in motorsport to the ultimate degree – together with a design directly derived from the current AMG GT3 racing car. The special AMG magma beam paint finish is reserved solely for the AMG GT Black Series, and can be ordered as optional equipment.
The new V8 engine with a flat crankshaft develops 537 kW (730 hp) at 6700-6900 rpm, and makes a peak torque of 800 newton metres available at 2000-6000 rpm. It lends the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series a completely independent character and enables a particularly impressive performance: the two-door vehicle shoots from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and to 200 km/h in under nine seconds. The top speed is 325 km/h.
The similarity to the AMG GT3 and AMG GT4 racing cars is visually and technically stronger than ever before. As well as the new, considerably larger cooling air intake of the AMG GT racing car, another direct derivative from motorsport is the new carbon-fibre bonnet, with two large exhaust air outlets made from black-finished carbon surfaces. The large outlets guide the warm air, which is fed from the diagonally positioned cooling pack, out of the engine compartment. This technology increases the overall downforce. At the same time, the air resistance is reduced and the air mass flow for cooling the engine is optimised. The bearings on the upper and lower wishbones of the rear axle also come straight from motorsport. Their design means they have no play, which means toe-in and camber do not change even under high loads. The AMG GT Black Series therefore allows for precise steering, gives clear steering feedback and thus delivers better cornering performance, too.
Data and prices at a glance
|Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series|
|Engine||4.0-litre twin-turbo V8|
|Output||537 kW (730 hp) at 6700-6900 rpm|
|Peak torque||800 Nm at 2000–6000 rpm|
|Drive system layout||Rear-wheel drive|
|Transmission||AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G|
|Combined fuel consumption||12.8 l/100 km1|
|Combined CO2 emissions||292 g/km1|
|Top speed||325 km/h|
|Price from (euros, for Germany, incl. VAT)||335,240|