The most powerful AMG V8 series engine of all time meets expressive design, elaborate aerodynamics and distinctive driving dynamics in the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.
The “mad scientists” in Affalterbach have once again extensively further developed the bi-turbo 4-litre V8.
The engine now utilises a flat-plane crankshaft, together with larger compressor wheels at both turbos to deliver 720bhp and 800Nm of torque from 2000rpm.
New camshafts and exhaust manifolds have been adapted to the new firing order and further improve the gas cycle.
Together, the enhancements enable the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series to shoot from zero to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds, and from zero to 200km/h in under 9 seconds. The coupe’s top speed is 325 km/h.
Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via the 7-speed AMG Speedshift DCT dual-clutch transmission. The gearbox is on the rear axle and installed in a transaxle arrangement for optimal weight distribution.
Mercedes-AMG has sharpened the throttle response of the drivetrain, while the Race Start function now allows higher starting revs and utilises a more sensitive wheel slip control.
The transmission has uprated cooling systems, and its ratios have also been slightly modified. A carbon fibre driveshaft sits between the engine and transmission.
In front, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series utilises a larger radiator air inlet borrowed from the AMG GT3 racing car. Two air outlets also now sit atop the carbon fibre bonnet.
A manually-adjustable carbon-fibre front splitter allows for increased downforce on the track once extended forward.
Adjusting the splitter to this position accelerates the air flow on the underbody, creating a “Venturi effect” to draw the car closer to the road and increase downforce on the front axle.
At the rear, the carbon fibre spoiler is electronically adjustable by up to 20 degrees. This lets it reduce air resistance during hard acceleration, while also increasing downforce on the rear axle for improved braking performance and cornering stability.
AMG COIL-OVER SUSPENSION
An AMG coil-over suspension with adjustable spring preload is used in the AMG GT Black Series. AMG RIDE CONTROL electronically adapts the damping on each wheel to optimise handling based on current speed and road conditions, as well as the dynamic settings chosen.
The wishbones, steering knuckles and hub carriers on the front and rear axle are made entirely from forged aluminium in order to reduce the unsprung mass.
AMG says the spherical bearings on the upper and lower wishbones of the rear axle have no play for zero toe-in and camber change, even under high loads.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series rides on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres that are customised for the car.
AMG GT BLACK SERIES INTERIOR
Exclusive nappa leather is combined with sporty DINAMICA microfibre in black with orange contrasting top stitching.
The instrument panel and the newly designed lightweight door panels, which now have loop pull handles instead of conventional ones, are trimmed in black DINAMICA microfibre.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series features the fully digital instrument displays from the AMG GT family with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch multimedia monitor.
A Black Series exclusive “Supersport” view on the instrument cluster changes the display to feature a central rev counter along with extensive additional information, such as a prompt to shift up in manual transmission mode.
The AMG Interior Night Package comes as standard, delivering high-gloss black shift paddles, steering wheel spokes and seat inserts in the optional AMG Performance seats.
Meanwhile, the door sill panels are finished in black brushed stainless steel.
Those looking to regularly bring the Mercdes-AMG GT Black Series to the track can also opt for AMG Track Package. It features a roll-over protection system, 4-point seatbelts for driver and front passenger, and a 2kg fire extinguisher.