The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be launched later this year. The top version of the German supercar was caught during testing on the Nurburgring circuit.
Mercedes-AMG is one of the performance divisions that last year offered a lot of new models in both the compact range and the SUV range.
The Germans also started this year in force, the first model presented by Mercedes-AMG being the new GLE 63 Coupe SUV. Also, at the Geneva Motor Show in March, Mercedes-AMG will showcase the performance variant of the E-Class facelift, as well as a new SUV, the GLA 45 4Matic.
But at the same time, Mercedes-AMG engineers and technicians are preparing some top models, and the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is one of them. According to a report at the end of 2019, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be presented in the second half of 2020.
From the aesthetic point of view, the model will rely on an extreme aerodynamic package. The Germans will introduce a new splitter, an air intake on the hood and an oversized rear wing. Some body panels will be replaced with some carbon fiber, and the suspensions and braking system will be improved.
Under the hood we will find the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. According to statements made by Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG CEO, the powertrain used for the new AMG GT Black Series “will not be a typical AMG V8.” There will be no electric motors to help, but the Germans are preparing a major surprise. “We have never done this to an engine. For AMG it is a premiere,” added the Mercedes-AMG official.
According to sources, the future V8 prepared by the Germans would provide about 700 horsepower. Currently, the most powerful version of the Mercedes-AMG GT offers 585 hp and 700 Nm.
Most likely, the future Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will try to set a new record on the Nurburgring circuit, too. Currently, the fastest model on the Green Hell is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (6 minutes and 44.97 seconds).