It isn’t difficult to see how the GT Black Series could conquer the Aventador’s time. The car packs a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-plane crank V8 engine, producing a staggering 720 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. There are other adjustable race-bread goodies, including a carbon-fiber front splitter, rear spoiler, AMG coilover suspension with adaptive damping, anti-roll bars, and nine-stage traction control.
For the record-setting lap, Engel extended the splitter to its “Race” position, adjusted the upper wing blades of the rear spoiler into their middle position, lowered the suspension by 0.2 inches at the front and 0.1 inches in at the rear, set the camber to their maximum possible values, and opted for the hardest anti-roll bar settings. Engel then switched between positions six and seven on the traction control system, depending on the track section.