It was a helluva run.
It appears it's finally happened but we knew this was coming. The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has reportedly ceased production with just over 1,700 examples built. The news comes from the German language MB Passion website. CarBuzz has also reached out to Mercedes-Benz to confirm the news. We'll update this space accordingly if we receive a relevant reply.
The AMG GT Black Series made its official debut in June 2020. It was the first Mercedes model to have the Black Series designation in six years, and it very much earned the name. Power comes from the familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces a grand total of 720 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. An ultra-fast-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission routes power to the rear wheels only.
Performance is outstanding with a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds and will proceed to hit 124 mph in less than 9 seconds. Top speed comes to an impressive 202 mph. The good folks at Affalterbach applied lessons learned from the GT3 and GT4 motorsports programs to the street-legal Black Series. These include, among other things, that massive rear wing, a manually adjustable front splitter, and plenty of weight-saving measures.
Basically, additional modifications were needed to get the GT2 RS up to speed. Mercedes-AMG wasted no time congratulating its rival. It also didn't let Porsche forget about those modifications. "Fair competition has always inspired us. Congrats on that belter of a lap on the Nordschliefe, Porsche - even though it took an additional performance kit to beat the record time set by our series production Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series."
The rest of the Mercedes-AMG GT lineup will also soon be discontinued. A next-generation successor will arrive in the very near future. It's expected to continue the new tradition of giving the Porsche 911 a hard time whenever and wherever possible.