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New Mercedes-AMG Black Series Has A Nice Surprise Under The Hood

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The Mercedes-AMG GT is getting a very special send-off.

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is already one of the most hardcore sports cars on the market, but we all know the best is yet to come. Next year, Mercedes-AMG will finally unleash the long-awaitedAMG GT Black Series, which will be the first model to get the Black Series treatment since the SLS AMG GT Black Series in 2014.

Mercedes-AMG isn't ready to show off the new Black Series just yet, but company boss Tobias Moers did share some juicy details about the new AMG GT range-topper during the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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Speaking to Australia's Which Car, Moers confirmed we can expect a few surprises under the hood. While the new Black Series will still be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter, it won't be the same unit found in other AMG models. "It's still a 4.0-liter engine and twin turbo, but it's a different engine," he said, adding that it's "not a typical V8."

He also added that it won't be getting any EQ boosting, so the new Black Series won't be a hybrid. That means the AMG GT Black Series will gain some significant mechanical upgrades rather than electrical assistance to increase the horsepower.

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Recent reports suggest the new Black Series will have over 700 horsepower on tap to rival the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and McLaren 720S. As we've seen in spy shots, the GT Black Series will also have an extremely aggressive exterior, with a host of aero upgrades including massive hood vents, redesigned bumpers, quad exhaust tips, and a large rear wing. According to Motoring, the GT Black Series will also share the AMG One's specially-developed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

"Expect something different. Engine, power output, suspension, aero… everything. There's not much in common with the GT R," Moers teased. The GT Black Series won't be revealed until the middle of next year, but it sounds like it will be worth the wait and the ultimate swansong for the current-generation AMG GT.

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