According to Nürburgring taxi service provider Fastabast, the Mercedes AMG GT-R Black Series is the ultimate way to experience the ‘Ring. The company offers customers the opportunity to take quick turns around green hell in the passenger seat rather than behind the wheel.
Ring Taxi says it’s one of the best vehicles to deliver an unforgettable Nordschleife experience, but what makes it a barnstormer? While the Merc’s engine configuration is still unknown, Fastabast says the engine develops 720 horsepower (536 kilowatts) and 627 foot-pounds (850 Newton meters) of torque. With its new aggro aerodynamic kit, these figures are enough to pull the GT-R BS around the ‘Ring in 6 minutes and 58 seconds.
To give some perspective, the lap time of less than seven minutes that was quoted is just a little slower than the 6:57 of the Porsche 918 Weissach. Also note that lap 918 was completed with Marc Lieb at the helm; a legendary sports car driver with extensive racing experience around the Ring, including four wins at the Nürburgring 24. In addition to the Nordschleife victories, Lieb also won the 24 Hours of Lemans in GT and prototypes.
The Black Series AMG GT-R is also much faster than its sister car, which completed the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:10. While the lap time of the standard GT-R puts him in good company, the GT-R BS is a different sauce with a 6:58 around the ring. We don’t know who was driving the car, but it was definitely a quick lap.
If you had the opportunity to take a taxi ride around green hell in which vehicle would you board? Let us know in the comments below.