Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers reveals plans for adding a Black Series version to the Mercedes-AMG GT line-up , along with a convertible spin-off, Autocar reports.
“An AMG GT Black Series is a car we must do. It won’t be here soon, because Black Series cars tend to come towards the end of a car’s production cycle,” he said. Moers has also firmly committed to turning the new Mercedes-AMG GT into a fully fledged family of accessible supercars. With the coupe already on the market, next in line is its drop-top variant, set to debut in 2016. Last, but not the least, is the new GT3 which should bridge the current GT S variant with the upcoming hardcore Black Series.
“We need more power, less weight, better aero and different suspension, but the targets should be the power-to-weight ratio, driveability, lap time and tremendous feel”, Tobias Moers revealed, also confirming the rumored output of approximately 550 HP for the GT3 and closer to 600 HP for the Black Series.
The Black Series Mercedes-AMG GT should easily eclipse the now defunct SLS Black Series. The GT will be 100-200 lighter than its older counterpart, so, considering the weight advantage, 580 HP or more should be enough for it to match the 3.6 seconds 0-100 km/h run and 200 mph top speed.
Tobias Moers reaffirmed there are no plans for a true SLS AMG succesor, with the Mercedes-AMG GT alone at fitting the sports-orientated division’s supercar shoes.