Two years after its global premiere, the quickest Mercedes-AMG around the Nürburgring has made its Indian debut.
Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch of its highly premium 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 sent 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.
- The AMG GT Black Series accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds.
- It has a power output of 730hp and a torque output of 800Nm.
- Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car-inspired bodywork
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 improved performance at low RPMs, unlike prior AMG models. A reworked 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 duration of 9 seconds, and an overall claimed top speed of 325kph.
Gets equipment for track
The supercar gets a new, wider front grille, as well as a carbon-fiber diffuser for enhanced aerodynamics and a manually-adjustable splitter, to extract the greatest lap performances on courses. The addition of a new carbon-fiber bonnet with two huge air vents that aid in downforce and cooling helps to keep things light. New carbon-fiber front wings with integrated body-color louvers and a carbon top 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 changeable adaptive dampers. Orange contrast stitching, matt black carbon-fiber trim, lightweight carbon-fiber bucket seats, and an AMG steering wheel with a ‘Black Series’ inscription adorn the interior of the supercar. Finally, the AMG-spec traction control helps drivers to better regulate the supercar’s performance both on and off the track.
Lamborghini and Porsche’s 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.