The arrival of the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO will by no means delay or cancel the coming of the Black Series. AMG boss confirmed that it will soon hit the road, at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO was revealed in California, as a 585-horsepower track-oriented vehicle with racing DNA, borrowed from the GT3 and GT4 racing cars. Rumours have it that it will completely cancel the arrival of the Black Series extreme version of the GT family. AMG boss, Tobias Moers, says the Black Series is still coming.
“It’s not the new Black Series, to be honest. It’s a track-enhanced version of the GT R, which was always part of the program”, Moers told in a statement for RoadnAndTrack, referring to the GT R PRO. Asked if the Black Series is still coming, he simply replied “Yep”, giving fans a reason to already fancy the future model.
Tobias Moers announced that the prototypes are currently undergoing tests on the race track and they are set to hit the famous Nurburgring in mid-2019. Moers says they will be easily recognizable once they hit the German track, probably referring to the soundtrack they will be accompanied by.
The track-focused AMG GT will most likely see the light of day in 2020, as the AMG chief hinted this past summer.
The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 will be powering the car. No information on the output yet, but it must deliver more than the 585 horsepower granted to the GT R PRO and even more than the 630 horsepower developed by the same power unit under the bonnet of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe S.
*Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO pictured above.