The Mercedes-AMG GT R is currently the most extreme variant of the Affalterbach front-engine sports car, but a more hardcore version was recently confirmed to work. Just like the previous SLS Black Series, the AMG GT Black Series is not expected to arrive closer to the end of the GT life cycle. But based on these spy shots, the development has gone well.
Our shooters saw two GT test corks running laps in the German Nurburgring, and if the main car's brakes were on are indicative, they were a pretty difficult round. Both of these cars have diving aircraft on the front of the valance and a more substantial front splitter. The wheels and brakes look similar to GT R, like the rear wing. However, the exhaust is different, with the quad exhaust tip being pushed into the corner of the rear bumper. The camouflaged car also has extra pieces attached to the front fenders, perhaps for aerodynamics.
Not much is known about the AMG GT Black Series besides that it will be lighter and stronger than the GT R, which makes 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. Given that the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 2019 S 4-door Coupe is capable of producing 630 hp and 627 lb-ft of the same engine version, we will be surprised if the Black Series doesn't stick with 4.0-liter twin-turbo.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is said to arrive in 2020, which means the high-performance model will likely function as a swan song for GT.
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