The latest Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, is set for its Australian arrival in strictly limited numbers. Only 28 examples will be sold in Australia, all of which are already allocated.

GT Black Series has the most powerful AMG V8 production engine to date. The 4.0-litre biturbo V8 has been significantly redesigned and now has 720 horsepower (537 kW) and 800 Nm with an excellent spread from 2000 to 6000rpm.

It sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and reaches 200 km/h in just 9.0 seconds.

The road-legal Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is firmly focused on racetrack performance. It features many of the aerodynamically optimised features of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car.

Australian models will be fitted as standard with the Track Package, which includes a lightweight bolted titanium-tube cage for rollover protection and four-point seatbelts for the driver and passenger. The rollover system has the added benefit of increasing the already excellent vehicle rigidity, with a positive influence on driving dynamics.

The biturbo V8 transmits powers the rear wheels via a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G dual-clutch transmission. The DCT is located on the rear axle in a transaxle arrangement for optimal weight distribution.

Thanks to increased starting revs, more sensitive wheel slip control and racetrack-ready sports tyres (Pilot Sport Cup 2 R MO, specially customised for the Black Series in collaboration with Michelin), the Race Start function is also now even more impressive. 

As with the AMG GT R and AMG GT R PRO, aerodynamics experts and designers have come up with even better driving dynamics and stability on fast circuits.

The carbon-fibre front splitter has two manually adjustable settings – Street and Race. Race is exclusively for use on racetracks and can be adapted to meet various track requirements.

A new carbon-fibre bonnet features two large exhaust air outlets made from black-finished carbon surfaces. The outlets guide warm air fed from the diagonally positioned cooling pack out of the engine compartment. This increases overall downforce. Air flowing around the vehicle is also optimised by new, significantly larger and wider side sill panels.

The two-stage rear aerofoil can be mechanically adjusted to adapt to various track conditions.

The coil-over suspension is combined with an AMG RIDE CONTROL continuously variable, adaptive damping system. The system automatically adapts the damping on each wheel to the current handling situation, speed and road conditions.

The GT Black Series features the fully digital instrument displays from the AMG GT family with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster in front of the driver, and a 10.25-inch multimedia monitor on the centre console.

Exclusive nappa leather is combined with sporty DINAMICA microfibre in black, with orange contrasting topstitching. The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is priced at $796,900 (MRLP) and is now available for individual specification to customers in Australia with an allocation. Deliveries are expected to commence in the second quarter of 2021.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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