Why Settle For The 577 HP Mercedes-AMG GT R When You Can Get 612 HP?

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But will it be a match for the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series?

We've already seen plenty of variants of the Mercedes-AMG GT, including the beastly 577 hp Mercedes-AMG GT R, but that hasn't stopped tuners from having a crack at extracting even more power from the German firm's flagship sports car. German company Luethen Motorsport is the latest tuning company to do just that, bringing improved performance and more aggressive styling. The most obvious change you'll notice is its beefier bodykit constructed from lightweight carbon fiber which makes the car much more imposing.

Along with a new side skirts, a front splitter and winglets, plus a new diffuser and an adjustable rear wing for added downforce, should make it formidable out on the track as well. Forged wheels are also available in 20- and 21-inch sizes along with sports springs that lower the ride height. In terms of performance, Luethen have modified the AMG GT's twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with a custom ECU. The result is a power increase from 503 hp in the AMG GT S to 612 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. The speed limiter has been removed too, meaning that the Luethen Motorsport-modified AMG GT can achieve a top speed of 205 mph, up from the AMG GT's maximum speed of 189 mph.

This means it also has a higher top speed than the acclaimed AMG GT R, which can reach 195 mph. Luethen's Mercedes-AMG GT looks like a worthwhile upgrade, but we fully expect the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series to blow this out of the water, so watch this space. By the way, the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 are said to be the next cars to be getting the tuning treatment from Luethen.

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