The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series lapped the Nurburgring and there is one single conclusion coming out of this. Never before has a series production model been so fast in the “Green Hell”.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series took 6 minutes and 43,616 seconds for the 20.6-kilometer-long track and 6 minutes and 48,047 seconds for the extended version of the circuit, of 20.832 kilometers.
In order to achieve the performance, the sports car got the full support of its 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. The power unit delivers 730 horsepower and a peak torque of 800 Newton meters. The figures are enough to make the car flash its way from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds. It hits a top speed of 325 km/h.
The car benefits from the presence of the adaptive adjustment damping, lowered by five millimeters at the front and by three millimeters at the rear. The modification further enhances the venturi effect of the front diffuser.
GT3 racing driver Maro Engel was behind the steering wheel. He also made use of the AMG traction control, choosing the nine-stage setting, between positions six and seven.
The car wore Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R MO tires with soft compound. These tires arestandard equipment for the GT Black Series. Also standard is the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system. The Track Package with rollover protection and four-point safety belts made the experience safer.
“That was a really impressive ride,” Maro Engel told soon after completing the record lap. “To finally drive around the Nordschleife in 6:48.047 minutes with a production road car in these track conditions is really awesome. Like my GT3 race car, the AMG GT Black Series offers a lot of adjustment possibilities, all of which enabled me to create a setup that was tailor-made for me.”
He hit speeds of up to 270 km/h in the Kesselchen section of the track and exceeded 300 km/h on the Döttinger Höhe straight.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, not the only record car this year
The record at the Nurburgring comes soon after AMG development engineer, Demian Schaffert, set a new lap record with the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+. The 4-Door Coupe thus defeated the Porsche Panamera in the race of the world’s fastest executive car at the Nurburgring.
It took the Mercedes 7 minutes and 23.009 seconds and 7 minutes and 27.800 seconds, respectively.