Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Prepares To Maul GT2 RS

The widely-reported Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series has been filmed testing at the Nurburgring shortly after our spies snapped it near the circuit.

Mercedes has done its best to make the prototype look like a regular GT R but the lack of a central exhaust pipe, the small piece of camoflage on the rear, the sensors and the stickers indicate to us that this is instead an even more special piece of kit.

The German automaker has previously confirmed that an AMG GT-based Black Series model would launch at some stage but failed to provide specifics about it.

With that being said, our sources say the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 will be fettled to over 600 hp and the exterior will receive a range of new aerodynamic elements even crazier than those of the ‘regular’ GT R.

Mercedes-AMG will also look to shed some weight from the rear-wheel drive sports car and are expected to fit a plastic rear window, half roll-cage and delete any unnecessary creature comforts in the cabin.

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  • Six_Tymes

    GT2 RS VS GT R black series. Ready, FIGHT!

    • Honda NSX-R

      Can’t wait to see the GT2 RS and ! comparisons.

  • Honda NSX-R

    What happened to the C63 AMG R? Isn’t that supposed to come out? I think I remember seeing a video of a prototype testing at the Nurburgring.

  • Vassilis

    Hold your horses there with the GT2 RS comparison.

  • fabri99

    Can’t wait… Would be nice if a new R8 GT was there to spoil the party, though.

  • Kaisuke971

    I don’t think it will actually compete with the GT2 RS, it seems like it’ll have a bit less power and even with 85hp more than the GT3 RS it can barely beat it (talking about real world tests not ring laps). It’ll probably slot right between the 991.2 GT3 RS and the GT2 RS performance wise

  • Infinite1

    Mercedes’ really trying to beat the 911.

  • Ermal Morina

    with the GT2 RS? Well no Carscoops,maybe with the 991.2 GT3RS,but for sure not with the GT2 RS

  • KidRed

    That engine sounds bored.

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