Mercedes-AMG Black Series Old And New Share The Camera In Shmee Video
A third of all Black Series models built by Mercedes and AMG came together in a video courtesy of the famous YouTuber Shmee150 who brought his own SLS Black Series to meet his spiritual successor. The two had a head-to-head in Affalterbach, the heart of AMG, showing some massive design differences that the Black Series has gone through since the release of the ultimate SLS in late 2012.
The sixth member of the BS family adopts a much more aggressive style with extreme aerodynamics which makes you wonder how Mercedes-AMG has managed to keep the road legal. In comparison, the SLS AMG BS has a much less striking design, although everything changes once you open the spectacular butterfly doors.
While some will prefer the more refined design of the old model, each additional module implemented on the last Black Series is there for a reason. Whether installed to improve aerodynamics, reduce weight or improve cooling, the GT at the top of the range looks like it does what it does for one purpose – to deliver maximum performance on the track.
Having owned a GT R, a GT R Pro and soon a GT R Roadster, it is safe to say Shmee150 has a weakness for the AMG two-seater sports car. Its SLS AMG Black Series finished in Mystic Blue was originally painted in Himalaya Gray, which is somewhat similar to High Tech Silver, the new Black Series presented in all official images and videos.
Aside from the obvious design differences inside and out, the successor to the SLS offers a lot more punch. It has about 100 hp and 165 Nm (122 lb-ft) more, thanks to a newly developed 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with a flat crank configuration. The more robust powertrain reduced the 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) by 0.4 seconds, which now takes only 3.2 seconds, while top speed increased from 196 mph (315 km / h) at 202 mph (325 km / h). h).
While the performance improvements don’t necessarily look impressive on paper, corroborate the new engine with active aerodynamics and other tailored improvements to the GT3 race car, and you’ll end up with a much faster car on the track. How fast? We keep our fingers crossed Mercedes-AMG will go after the Nürburgring lap record to dethrone the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (6: 44.97).