Watch it decimate rivals on the Hockenheim.
When the names Mercedes-Benz and AMG are uttered, thoughts immediately turn to hardcore German sports cars that offer tire-shredding performance and serious luxury. But what if one wants to push the boundaries even further? That's where the Mercedes-AMG Black Series steps in. This exclusive family of cars represents the ultimate in performance and racing technology and started out in 2006 with the introduction of the SLK 55 AMG Black Series. The recent reveal of the absolutely nuts 720-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has revived the illustrious brand, and this apex-predator is hard at work chasing down the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ's Nurburgring lap time record. It's clear that this car is rather quick, but a new video posted on YouTube by Sport Auto really puts things into perspective.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the most powerful AMG GT to date thanks to a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 720 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch, and AMG claims that this beast will sprint to sixty in only 3.2 seconds, and continue on to a top speed of 202 mph. With adaptive adjustable damping and advanced aerodynamics, this car is ready to take on the best the world has to offer. In the video, the GT Black Series takes a solo lap around the famed Hockenheim race track to beat the lap times of cars such as the Porsche GT2 RS MR and McLaren 720S.
An in-car camera shows how the GT Black Series is thrown about by Sport Auto's test driver, Christian Gebhardt. The car is fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R MO1A tires. The GT Black Series shows excellent stability through the high-speed corners, and corner exit speeds are off the chart. Along the track's longest straight, speeds in excess of 170 mph are reached. The car eventually crosses the finish line in a time of 1:43.3 minutes which places it above the Manthey-Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR with a time of 1:43.5 minutes. It's a remarkable time, but there's still something quicker, as the McLaren Senna holds a lap of 1:40.8 around the same circuit. Nevertheless, this GT has done the Black Series name justice.