Hardcore Mercedes AMG GT Black Series To Be The Brand’s Quickest Accelerating Model Ever

More information has emerged on the upcoming Mercedes AMG GT Black Series which will sit on the top of range, above the recently revealed GT R Pro.

AMG’s boss Tobias Moers told Autocar that the new AMG GT Black Series will be their fastest accelerating model, at least until the limited AMG One hypercar arrives in mid-2020.

In order to do that, it will employ a more powerful version of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that will produce around 630hp (638PS); if the power figure sounds familiar is because that version of the engine already exists under the bonnet of the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.

That will make the upcoming AMG GT Black Series easily faster than the 577hp GT R and GT R Pro models, which can complete the 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.6 seconds and top out at 198mph (318km/h).

The extra power will be combined with a more aggressive chassis setup and more aero; our latest spyshots reveal that the AMG GT Black Series will feature unique canards up front, a more prominent rear diffuser and a bigger wing.

Mercedes hasn’t given us a Black Series for seven years now, with the last model to wear the top-dog designation being the SLS Black Series in 2013. All this will change when the Mercedes AMG GT Black Series will arrive next year.

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  • Rafael

    Hey guys! That prototype actually relates to a AMG GT Pro with the 6cylinder engine! There are plenty videos of it on youtube now, instantly recognizable by it’s sound. Maybe they’re testing the aero, but that’s definately the inline 6 🙂

    Although, obviously, the Black Series will have the V8.

    I just thought I should point this out because that may not be the corresponding model to the article.

    cheers!

  • lagunas3ca

    Black Series should have the V12, especially under that clownshoes-looking hood/body.

    • Kagan

      No space or you will destroy the balance.

    • SteersUright

      naturally aspirated too, please.

  • DaruniaG

    Will it not have the same headlights as the facelift models?

  • SteersUright

    The last Black Series C63 and SL had these massive DTM style fenders. Why aren’t they doing that anymore? It looked so badass.

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