The Black Series is back!
If you want a good look at the AMG GT Black Series, then check out the teaser video starring Shmee150 that shows the coupe without any camouflage. It's an aggressive-looking machine. There's a big splitter in front. The wings/fenders wear louvres. The bonnet has two huge vents on the sides and a tiny scoop in the centre. A gigantic, two-tiered dominates the styling of the rear end.
What's happening under the bonnet is still a mystery. The leading rumour is that a twin-turbo V8 pumps out as much as 720 bhp (536 kilowatts) and 627 pound-feet (850 Newton-metres) of torque. If these numbers are accurate, then the Black Series is a significant leap above the existing AMG GT R with 577 bhp (430 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).
While there are no official details yet, it's safe to expect the extra power to come with the usual slate of suspension and brake improvements. A lower ride height, stiffer springs, improved dampers, and larger calipers all seem like improvements that the Mercedes-AMG engineers would make for the new Black Series.
The folks who operate a Nüburgring taxi company claim the GT Black Series can hustle around the Nordschleife in an impressive 6 minutes and 58 seconds. In comparison, the GT R completes a circuit in 7 minutes 10 seconds.
Pricing is also unknown, but the figure is very likely to be above the AMG GT R's base price of £143,245. A figure near £175k wouldn't be surprising if the rumours about the coupe's performance turn out to be accurate.