The absolute pinnacle of the AMG GT family: The new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

At Mercedes-AMG, the Black Series has been synonymous with a very special type of car since 2006: uncompromisingly sporty, with an expressive design and the most consistent technology transfer from motorsport to series production. Black Series models are exclusive automotive rarities. They have not been developed to gather dust in collectors’ garages, but for high-speed use on racetracks, despite being approved for roads. The AMG GT Black Series represents a new highlight in this tradition: It is the most powerful Mercedes-AMG with a V8 series engine.

In order to emphasise the redefinition of the super sports car, the engine specialists in Affalterbach have once again extensively further developed the tried-and-tested 4.0-litre biturbo unit – despite it already being renowned for excellent driveability, power delivery and torque progression. The specifications were clear: Significantly more power than the previous flagship model of the AMG GT family, an even more agile throttle response, maximum torque – all of which meant that a radical change was needed in the form of a new, ‘flat’ crankshaft.

“The new GT Black Series is our latest automotive highlight and continues a tradition established in 2006. The sixth version of its kind is another AMG milestone and impressive proof of the incredible development expertise in Affalterbach. I am proud of the team who have created a unique super sports car, which now represents the absolute peak of our successful GT family. The performance, looks and driving dynamics of the GT Black Series are second to none. This project was a fantastic end to my work at AMG, for which I am truly thankful,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board at Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series fact sheet

Drive and driving performances

  • 4.0 litre V8 biturbo motor with dry sump lubrication, identification code M178 LS2
  • 537 kW/730 hp max. output at 6700-6900 rpm
  • 800 Nm max. torque at 2000-6000 rpm
  • 0-100 km/h 3.2 s
  • 0-200 km/h in under 9.0 s
  • New camshafts and exhaust manifolds
  • Reinforced AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual clutch transmission for higher torque

Exterior

  • New, significantly larger radiator trim (inspired by GT3 racing car) with vertical struts in dark chrome
  • New, larger front apron with an additional manually adjustable front splitter in carbon fibre, for race track use
  • New carbon-fibre bonnet with two large air outlets and visible carbon-fibre surfaces
  • New carbon-fibre front wings with seamlessly integrated louvres in the body colour
  • Lightweight carbon-fibre roof with sunken centre
  • New, significantly larger side sill panels with carbon-fibre elements which merge into larger blades at the front and rear
  • Black painted carbon-fibre tailgate with small spoiler lip and larger rear windscreen made of lightweight thin glass
  • New rear apron with visible carbon-fibre elements, double diffuser, two rounded tailpipe trim elements on the outside left and right, and side wheel arch ventilators
  • New, two-piece carbon-fibre rear aerofoil with specially moulded supports in matt black painted carbon fibre. Additional electric flap which can be adjusted automatically or manually by means of a button
  • Standard AMG 10-spoke forged wheels in matt black, including rim flange with high-sheen finish
  • New, exclusive AMG magmabeam special paintwork

Interior

  • Specific interior concept in Exclusive nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre in black with orange contrasting topstitching and matt black carbon-fibre trim, and AMG Interior Night Package
  • Standard light AMG carbon-fibre bucket seats with orange contrasting topstitching or AMG Performance seats
  • AMG Performance steering wheel in DINAMICA microfibre with AMG steering wheel buttons and badge with Black Series lettering
  • Lightweight door panels in DINAMICA microfibre with orange contrasting topstitching and loop pull handles
  • Instrument panel in DINAMICA microfibre with orange contrasting topstitching
  • Optional AMG Track Package with lightweight titanium roll-over protection and additional four-point seatbelts and 2 kg fire extinguisher

Suspension

  • AMG coil-over suspension with AMG RIDE CONTROL adaptive adjustable damping
  • Manually adjustable camber and anti-roll bars on front and rear axle
  • AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system with black brake callipers and white lettering, motorsport brake pads and discs, optimised for fade resistance and temperature stability

Bodyshell stiffness

  • Carbon-fibre shear panels in front section combined with lightweight integral carrier and carbon-fibre tunnel cross
  • Carbon-fibre shear panels in underbody at rear
  • These lightweight and rigid elements stiffen the entire bodyshell structure and, as a result, make the bodyshell even more robust. They now create a connected network to increase stiffness and improve the vehicle’s high driving precision in all driving manoeuvres

Material mix

  • Aluminium lightweight integral carrier at front axle
  • Carbon-fibre drive shaft
  • Aluminium instrument panel
  • Carbon-fibre tailgate and coiled carbon-fibre transmission mount
  • Carbon-fibre bonnet
  • Carbon-fibre anti-roll bar on rear axle
  • Thin glass for front and rear windscreens

Aerodynamics

  • High downforce and perfect aerobalance to increase dynamic driving properties
  • Aerodynamic measures integrated into bodyshell for lower air resistance and increased downforce
  • No separate inlets for wheel arch coolers (coolers are fed with air via enlarged main air inlet)
  • Front diffuser has two manually adjustable settings: Street and Race (Race exclusively for use on racetracks)
  • No front ‘air curtains’, instead there are additional flaps to provide the downforce needed in motorsport for better traction
  • Wheel arch ventilation, thanks to integrated louvres in the body colour and side openings in the wings behind the wheels to increase the downforce
  • Integrated cool air ducts in the side member panelling for brake cooling at the rear axle
  • Largely closed underbody panelling and adapted geometry with longitudinal fins and rear diffuser increase the negative pressure surface area on the underbody and downforce.
  • The large twin-pipe exhaust outlets in the bonnet not only discharge warm air, they also direct the air precisely past the A-pillars – allowing an optimum flow of air to the rear aerofoil
  • Double rear aerofoil with mechanically adjustable large upper blade and smaller lower blade
  • Flap on upper rear aerofoil blade adjustable by 20 degrees – automatically or manually by button, depending on the selected drive program or AMG DYNAMICS position – improves longitudinal and transverse dynamics as well as brake balance

 

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