This is going to be the ultimate swansong for the current-generation Mercedes-AMG GT.
We've been anticipating the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series for a long time. Numerous prototypes have been spotted over the years, and now yet another has been caught being put through its paces as Mercedes-AMG continues testing its new GT range-topper.
We'll have to wait until next year for the camouflage to come off, but these prototypes have enabled Carlifestyle to digitally remove it, giving us a better idea what the production version will look like. If these renders are accurate, the new Black Series will be the most aggressive-looking AMG road car by a significant margin.
As we've seen in spy shots, the rendered GT Black Series features a sculpted hood with massive vents helping the powerful engine breathe easier, along with an aggressive front splitter. The double wing at the rear also look wild and should generate copious amounts of downforce to keep the new Black Series glued to the track.
The rendered Black Series has also been depicted with wider fenders, redesigned bumpers, an aggressive rear diffuser, and quad exhaust tips. According to a recent report, the GT Black Series will also share the AMG One's specially-developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
Under the hood, the new Black Series will be powered by AMG's twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, but company boss Tobias Moers recently confirmed it will be a "different engine" and "not a typical V8" while also adding that it won't be getting electrical assistance to extract more power. We're very intrigued.
The rumor mill also suggests the new Black Series will have over 700 horsepower on tap, which would make it the most powerful road model offered by AMG and a true Porsche 911 GT2 RS rival. That's a considerable increase over the already-hardcore AMG GT R, which generates 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. If true, the new Black Series should be the ultimate swansong for the current-generation AMG GT.