It already holds the lap record for production cars. Imagine what the AMG GT Black Series can do with a few hundred more horsepower.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is one of the most dominant front-engined, rear-wheel drive vehicles in the world. A brand new copy set a new lap record for unchanged series vehicles at the Nürburgring. It had a bubble time of 6: 43.61 and that was on a slightly damp track. It is significantly faster than the previous front-runner AMG GT, the GT R Pro. However, for some people, this feat is still not enough. The AMG GT Black Series also offers room for improvement.
Mischa Charoudin recently posted a video on his Youtube channel the first AMG GT Black Series to be modified. Lukas Domogalla of Opus Automotive (officially Renntech Europe) welcomes a Black Series with only 15 miles on the clock in its shop. We get a detailed overview of everything that makes the Black Series so special.
In addition, Domogalla gives us an idea of what is in stock for this supercar. At first, the car sounds more like a super car. This is evident from the moment the car rolls into the store for the first time. “Right now it’s pretty obvious that it’s way too quiet for most of our customers.” Says Domogalla. Apparently it is also underchallenged. The aim is to increase the performance from 720 to over 1,000.
Getting this power will take a bit of work. Domogalla presents the plans for the car to Charoudin. “Level one melody, bigger turbos are also on the shelf.” Says Domogalla. That makes sense, because that’s the common path to great performance in modern turbo-charged cars. The performance is impressive, but these types of numbers require an increase in security elements. A set of sports bucket seats and a roll cage are also planned for this Black Series.
What really sets the Black Series apart are all of the aero bits. The big wing in the back is obvious, but there’s a lot more going on. Open the hood and you’ll find a couple of tiny shark fins that direct air into the engine. It’s not often that a car with aero bits can be seen in the engine bay. The aero tricks continue under the car. Most of the bottom is flat to aid aerodynamics, but there are also several flexible air curtains on the floor.
However, one of the best parts has to be the adjustable front splitter. In road form, however, there is a noticeable front splitter on the car that can easily be set for route mode. The owner can simply reach under the car, lift two levers and slide the splitter out as if opening a desk drawer. Once you’re in place, screw in a couple of splinter support rods and you’re good to go with a helping of extra downforce. Of course, no aero talk can be complete without discussing the massive rear wing. The wing is adjustable so you can change the angle of attack. When you buy the car you will receive a set of camber plates that will allow you to adjust the wing accordingly.
One of the last cool details of this car is inside. The car has many of the most popular track layouts installed in the infotainment system. This of course also includes the various track configurations on the Nürburgring. Although, once this car is modified to produce more than 1,000 horsepower, you shouldn’t be looking at anything but the rapidly changing landscape outside.
The AMG GT Black Series is one hell of a machine. We can’t wait to see what a modified version can do on the Nürburgring. What do you think the modified car’s lap time will be? Let us know your guesses in the MB World Forums.