The German car manufacturer Mercedes has published details about the GT Black series that will soon be released. It is important to note that this car is described as a supercar that perfectly embodies the historical tradition of the brand in motorsport, as it is aggressive in each of its physical aspects.
The powerful mechanics
On a mechanical level, the model features a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a flat crankshaft that develops an impressive 720 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. Another detail to take into account is that, in addition to the flat crank, the engine has been equipped with new camshafts, different exhaust manifolds and a dry sump lubrication system. The engine also has a new ignition order, larger turbocharged compressor wheels and incredible sound.
The engine is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that has been reinforced to cope with the extra torque. This configuration allows the rear-wheel drive model to reach one hundred kilometers from scratch in just 3.2 seconds and 200 kilometers per hour in less than 9 seconds. The maximum speed is calculated at about 325 kilometers per hour. Like the AMG GT R, the model has a rolled-up suspension and adaptive damping system. The car also features adjustable roll bars and an adjustable tilt.
Elsewhere, engineers installed carbon fiber cutting panels, a lightweight integral bracket, and a carbon fiber tunnel cross to harden the body. The model also has a ceramic braking system with motorsport pads and discs that are optimized for fade resistance and temperature stability.
Part of its exterior
On an aesthetic level, the Black Series is inspired by the GT3 and GT4 race cars, which is why the model adopts an aggressive front fascia with a larger grille, an adjustable divider and carbon fiber protectors. The designers also installed a new carbon fiber hood that features a ram air intake and large vents. You can also see a double bubble roof of carbon fiber, side skirts of carbon fiber and a tailgate of carbon fiber. The latter features a small spoiler and there is another two-piece carbon fiber rear spoiler that can be adjusted manually or automatically.
You can also see a carbon fiber rear bumper and a four-pipe sports exhaust system that is separated by a wide diffuser. The model also has thinner front and rear windows, as well as 10-spoke forged wheels with a matte black finish. The wheels measure 19 inches front and 20 inches behind, and are wrapped in bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres.
The changes to the interior aren’t entirely noticeable, but the model has been outfitted with carbon-fiber sports seats wrapped in Nappa leather and microfiber upholstery. You can also see contrasting orange stitching and matte black carbon fiber moldings. Other highlights include a microfiber sports steering wheel and lightweight door panels with loop-pull handles.
Customers looking for something more unique can order the optional AMG Track package, which in this case adds four-point harnesses, a fire extinguisher and a lightweight titanium roll cage; this package will only be available in select markets and the United States does not enter them, at least for the time being. It is noteworthy that the most interesting interior feature is a small knob known as AMG Traction Control, which in this case allows for a lot of fun as it offers nine levels of rear axle slippage. Level 1 is designed to drive in wet conditions with high safety reserves, while Level 9 allows for maximum possible slippage. We are waiting for the price of the car.