Mercedes-AMG GT ‘Black Series’ has spied on the’ Ring … again
The Black Series GT laps the ring with a huge wing and a quiet exhaust
One very confused Mercedes-AMG GT was captured at the Nürburgring, revealing the latest look at what is most likely Black series Development of the version.
When the Nürburgring begins to open its gates for selected events, Mercedes-AMG took the opportunity to advance the development of its Halo model in warm weather in Germany.
The new footage gives us the latest insight into the radical body of the range topper and shows its significantly changed V8 soundtrack, thanks to a presumably new flat crankshaft in the core of the twin-turbo V8.
What we can see from the sighting after we spoke to Tobias Moers, Head of AMG, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the sister magazine, at the end of last year bikes The Black Series is being revised GT R. This builds on the Pro version with a GT3-inspired aerodynamic body, which was too difficult to hide in a production-related form. So you see what you get then.
The GT in this video has an aggressive front facade with a scalloped bonnet indicating the airflow required to cool the new engine. On its debut, an output of more than 520 kW is expected.
Then there are the vented front guards and front lip mimicking the GT R Pro before a new front bumper with a single grille opening instead of a second under the GT’s signature Panamerica grille indicates the car’s superior cooling.
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The bodywork opens up behind the front wheel arches, presumably to draw out hot air, before we are dealt with a huge wing with an additional spoiler in the supports.
There’s also a rear bumper that straddles the exhaust tips on the sides, more like other GT variants in the middle. And while that’s a new look, the sound from behind is even more interesting.
The rating is disappointingly muffled compared to a normal GT. There is no more audible throbbing or a threat, just a flat, monotonous sound. And while we can’t say if the incoming Black Series will sound like this, given the lack of information about the car’s exhaust setup and the specific criteria of this test, let’s hope otherwise.
On the other hand, we know that the engine will be the key to taking the GT R Pro’s performance to the next level, which Moers consistently promised until the highly anticipated Black Series release. And while this was originally planned for 2020, it’s comforting to see AMG driving development forward.