Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Will Be An Amazing Send-Off

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This will be the most aggressive AMG car yet.

The 2020 AMG GT R is currently the most aggressive car in the Mercedes-AMG lineup, with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 shelling out 577 horsepower to the rear wheels. But we've known for a while that AMG is cooking up an even hotter variant, rumored to revive the Black Series name. Our spy photographers just captured yet another test mule of the AMG GT Black Series lapping the world-famous Nurburgring in Germany.

Early spy shots showed the car wearing a relatively small spoiler on the rear decklid but it looks like AMG has gone mad, opting instead for a massive rear wing. Other aerodynamic trickery includes a deep front spoiler, vented front fenders, a hood scoop, and numerous air intakes to cool the engine. At the back, quad exhaust pipes flank an aggressive rear diffuser.

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Under the hood, we expect the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 found in other AMG GT variants but tuned to produce more power. The most powerful version of this engine is currently found in the AMG GT 63 S 4-Door, producing 630 hp. We expect the Black Series to have at least this much and perhaps something closer to 700 hp. This Black Series model will likely be a limited edition final hoorah for the current AMG GT before an all-new model arrives in 2021.

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The next-generation AMG GT is currently in development alongside the next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL. The GT is expected to keep its two-seater layout while the SL could morph into a four-seater to replace the discontinued S-Class Cabriolet. A range of engines is expected to be used in both cars including inline-sixes and V8s. The flagship engine will be the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 used in the current AMG GT but with an electric motor combining to produce around 800 hp in the 73 variant.

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