Watch - Is this the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series?

Video teases new high performance V8 model

Mercedes has released a new teaser video that could preview a Black Series version of its AMG GT sports car. The more potent GT is expected to bridge the gap between the GT S model (pictured) and the race-spec GT3, utilising power from an uprated version of the former car’s 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and wearing a more aggressive bodykit. 

Though the teaser video reveals little more than the car’s V8 tone, we’re confident a GT Black Series model would follow the form of its predecessors by gaining a fixed rear wing, wider arches and a larger rear diffuser. Using the discontinued SLS Black Series as example, the GT could also swap its magnesium bonnet for a carbon equivalent, which, combined with other weight saving measures, should help trim around 70kg from the car’s 1570kg kerb weight. 

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

The standard GT S produces 503bhp and 479lb ft of torque, but for the Black Series, AMG will extract more power and more torque. There’s little point in speculating exact numbers, but since its price (expected to be around £60,000 more than the £110,495 GT S) could push it into Ferrari 488 GTB territory, it’ll have to offer enough grunt to compete with the 661bhp Maranello car. 

Black Series models are more track-focused (this teaser video is shot on the Hockenheimring GP circuit, after all), so we can also expect a stiffer, adjustable suspension setup, complete with new software settings for the traction and stability control. This is especially exciting given that the standard GT S is hardly lacking in this area, with ‘resolute body control on even the most three-dimensional road surfaces and incredible traction’ (evo 210).

Of course, we won’t know if this is actually an AMG GT Black Series until Mercedes reveals more information. But given how spectacularly brutal the SLS Black Series was, and how much potential the GT S has, we’re crossing our fingers.

Do you think it’s the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series? Or is this another high performance V8 model? Let us know in the comments below.

Recommended

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series breaks Nürburgring lap record
Mercedes AMG GT

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series breaks Nürburgring lap record

17 Nov 2020
New Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series to cost from £335,000
Mercedes AMG GT

New Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series to cost from £335,000

3 Aug 2020
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT range adjusted
Mercedes AMG GT

2020 Mercedes-AMG GT range adjusted

28 Jul 2020
Mercedes-AMG GT63 lifted to 789bhp by G-Power
Mercedes AMG GT

Mercedes-AMG GT63 lifted to 789bhp by G-Power

18 Jun 2020

Most Popular

G-Power G5M Hurricane RR takes BMW M5 to 888bhp
BMW M5 saloon

G-Power G5M Hurricane RR takes BMW M5 to 888bhp

German tuner G-Power reveals its new ultimate version of the F90 BMW M5
6 Nov 2020
Porsche unveils 911 Turbo S to match your £8m Embraer business jet
Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche unveils 911 Turbo S to match your £8m Embraer business jet

The Porsche 911 Turbo S has been given the Exclusive Manufaktur treatment, this time, in collaboration with Embraer
6 Nov 2020
2021 Land Rover Discovery 5 updated with fresh tech and engines
Land Rover Discovery

2021 Land Rover Discovery 5 updated with fresh tech and engines

Updated Discovery receives latest JLR engines and re-emphasises its family focus
10 Nov 2020
2021 BMW iX revealed – the next big leap towards BMW’s BEV future
BMW

2021 BMW iX revealed – the next big leap towards BMW’s BEV future

500bhp all-electric SUV leads the charge for BMW’s EV range expansion
11 Nov 2020