Mercedes ends production of Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series after 1700 units produced

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Production of Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series,  the most powerful Mercedes model with a thermal engine, has ended after 1700 units produced.

1700 units were produced in a year and a half, from October 2020. The launch price was 335,240 euros. The 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine went through so many modifications that it was given a new engine code, M 178 LS 2. The main design change was the use of a flat-plane crankshaft. The twin-turbo V8 engine develops 730 HP and 800 Nm over a wide range from 2000 to 6000 rpm. The super sports car accelerates from 0 to 200 km/h in less than 9 seconds.

With a lightweight body with lots of carbon and fibreglass and a downforce of 400 kg at 250 km/h, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series set a new record on the Nurburgring for production cars with 6:52,54 minutes being 5 seconds faster than the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The record was registered in July 2021 with Sport Auto Journalist Chrstian Gebbhardt at the wheel. The result was considered exceptional considering that the AMG GT Black Series is a front engine car.

The place of the most powerful Mercedes model will be taken by the new PHEV Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance. Ironically, on the very day that the announcement of the Black Series production shutdown was made, Mercedes announced the price of the new Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance.
With 843 HP and a whopping 1470 Nm of torque the new Stuttgart GT costs 196,897.40, a bargain next to the Black Series.

 

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