Two years after its global debut, the fastest Mercedes-AMG around the Nürburgring has made its Indian debut.
Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch of its highly exclusive AMG GT Black Series, which starts at Rs 5.5 crores (ex-showroom, India, before individual customer configurations). Only two units of the supercar will be delivered to India via the CBU route, according to the German manufacturer, and both are already sold out. The first unit was delivered in Karnataka earlier this month, and the second unit will be delivered next month.
- AMG GT Black Series does 0-100kph in 3.2sec
- Develops 730hp and 800Nm of torque
- Bodywork inspired by Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car
Mercedes-Benz with The Most Powerful V8 Engine Yet
This track-focused supercar is powered by a flat-plane crankshaft V8 engine that provides smooth yet enhanced performance at low RPMs, unlike previous AMG models. A modified AMG-spec 7-speed DCT transmission now delivers 730hp and 800Nm of torque to the engine. The GT Black Series is the most powerful V8-powered Mercedes, with a 0-100kph time of just 3.2 seconds, a 0-200kph time of 9 seconds, and an overall claimed top speed of 325kph.
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Obtains Track Equipment
The supercar gets a new, larger front grille, as well as a carbon-fibre diffuser for added aerodynamics and a manually-adjustable splitter, to extract the best lap times on circuits. The addition of a new carbon-fibre bonnet with two large air vents that aid in downforce and cooling helps to keep things light. New carbon-fibre front wings with integrated body-color louvres and a carbon roof are also featured on the GT Black Series.
AMG also fitted the supercar with 10-spoke forged alloy wheels that measure 19 inches in front and 20 inches in back. The GT Black Series gets manually adjustable camber and roll bars on both axles, as well as an upgraded braking system, in addition to adjustable adaptive dampers. Orange contrast stitching, matt black carbon-fibre trim, lightweight carbon-fibre bucket seats, and an AMG steering wheel with ‘Black Series’ lettering adorn the interior of the supercar. Finally, the AMG-spec traction control allows drivers to better manage the supercar’s performance both on and off the track.
Lamborghini and Porsche Supercars are Competitors Who Focus on Track Performance
In India, the GT Black Series competes against the Lamborghini Huracan STO and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS when it comes to track-based supercars. Mercedes-AMG also unveiled its much-anticipated Mercedes-AMG One supercar in production-ready form recently.