The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is now even more powerful than the AMG One hypercar.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the absolute pinnacle of the AMG GT range. With a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sending a colossal 720 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, the new Black Series is the most powerful AMG GT yet. Combined with its aggressive aero, this enabled the AMG GT Black Series to set a new production car lap record at the Nurburgring last year. But this hasn't stopped aftermarket tuners from taking AMG's track weapon to new levels of absurdity. Germany's Opus Automotive is the first tuner to get its hands on the new AMG GT Black Series, and it's created an absolute monster.
Dubbed the Opus Binary Edition, the modified AMG GT Black Series is available in two states of tune. In its most powerful guise, the AMG GT Black Series offers an increased output of - wait for it - 1,111 horsepower - that's 391 more horses than the standard car.
This also makes it more 57 hp more powerful than the mighty Mercedes-AMG One hypercar. Slotting below the most powerful performance kit is a 1001-hp variant. These track monsters will go on sale in June along with the range-topper after extensive dyno, road, and track testing on the Nurburgring. If that's too much power for you to handle, 825- hp and 920-hp performance kits will be available in mid-April.
To extract such absurd levels of power from the AMG GT Black Series, Opus has modified the turbochargers, reinforced the gearbox, and added special forged pistons, reinforced connecting rods, machined cylinder heads, and a modified fuel system to the engine. The 825 hp package, on other hand, only requires an ECU and transmission control unit software remap.
To help the AMG GT Black Series cope with all that extra muscle, Opus limits the torque to improve the traction and preserve the drivetrain. The modified sports car also rides on custom lightweight wheels and is fitted with an array of aerodynamic add-ons that will be revealed at a later date. From April, Opus will offer new downpipes with sport cats and an electronic flap control system for the exhaust system to make the AMG GT Black Series growl more aggressively.
In stock form, the AMG GT Black Series can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.2 seconds and top out at 202 mph. The tuner hasn't released any performance specifications yet, but the Opus Binary Edition should be capable of setting some astonishing Nurburgring lap times exceeding the stock car's record lap.