Unless you've already ordered a $2.7-million AMG One.
Last week, the covers came off the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. With its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 720 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, it's the most powerful Black Series car ever made. Add to that its sinister styling and a top speed of over 202 mph, and you won't be able to find an AMG that's any more exclusive than this. Unless, of course, you're one of Mercedes' most valued customers.
According to German website Mercedes-Fans, a limited edition of the AMG GT Black Series called the P One Edition has been developed and costs an additional €50,000 (around $52,200) over and above the GT Black Series. There's a catch, though: only customers of the long-awaited AMG One will be able to buy it.
Why has Mercedes reserved a special edition GT Black Series for these customers? Well, the AMG One has been subjected to numerous delays and first deliveries are now only expected to begin early in 2021. Considering that it made its debut as the Project One back in 2017, it has been a lengthy wait for customers to get behind the wheel.
That's why the AMG GT Black Series P One Edition is being made available, sort of like an interim filler until the hypercar arrives. It's not the kind of gesture that applies when your order of a Toyota Camry or Honda Civic is delayed for some reason. Anyway, the P One Edition looks to be inspired by the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ race car.
There are no apparent mechanical differences, but based on the three cropped images that were supplied, the P One Edition does have its own two-tone paintwork complete with silver and black stars that run from the back to the front doors. It is also distinguished by striking blue accents (shared with the F1 car) on the wheels, side skirts, and in the cabin, where the blue is applied to the seats and dashboard.
Whether those upgrades are worth more than a brand new C-Class is a pointless debate; the AMG One already costs $2.7 million, so the price of the AMG GT Black Series P One Edition's price is likely to pale by comparison.