The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has been officially revealed packing the most powerful V8 engine to wear an AMG plaque.
Starting with the V8, the Black Series uses an upgraded version of the brand’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo unit featuring a flat-plane crankshaft. It’s tuned to produce 537kW of power at 6700-6900 rpm and 800Nm of torque at 2000-6000rpm.
For context, outputs are up 107kW and 100Nm when compared to the GT R which produces 430kW and 700Nm.
Mercedes-AMG says the Black Series completes the 0-100km/h sprint in just 3.2 seconds and can race to 200km/h in under nine seconds. The top speed is 325 km/h.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a modified seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
There’s plenty of carbon-fibre with the lightweight material used for the shear panels in the front section and underbody, the drive shaft, coiled transmission mount, roof, tailgate, bonnet, rear wing and the rear-axle anti-roll bar.
Standard kit includes AMG coil-over suspension with AMG ride control, adaptive adjustable damping, manually adjustable camber and anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle, AMG ceramic high-performance brakes with black callipers, and a new twin-pipe exhaust system made of thin-walled stainless steel.
On the inside, buyers get AMG carbon-fibre bucket seats trimmed in nappa leather and Dinamica microfiber with a black with orange contrasting topstitching, matt black carbon-fibre trim, the AMG Interior Night Package and an AMG steering wheel wrapped in Dinamica.
The optional AMG Track Package adds lightweight titanium roll-over protection, four-point seatbelts and a 2kg fire extinguisher.
While it’s not yet confirmed, the AMG GT Black Series is likely to be available in limited numbers sometime in 2021.
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