The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series was officially unveiled exactly one month ago, you might be wondering why this prototype is still draped in camouflage. That’s a good question, and the Nürburgring taxi service Fastabast Taxi Experience claims to know the answer. If the company name rings a bell, it’s because it got the better of engine power a week before the car celebrated its world premiere.
Mercedes-AMG is believed to be trying to set a new Nürburgring lap record for the fastest production car. In the later stages of development, a Black Series prototype would have crashed into the Green Hell in 6 minutes and 58 seconds. However, the boys and girls from Affalterbach were not entirely happy with the performance and continued to polish the car.
This brings us to those spy photos taken in a parking lot by Fastabast. The revised front splitter is said to be part of a new aerodynamic package that AMG has been working on to further reduce lap times. Allegedly, the Dark Series straddled the Nordschleife in about 6 minutes and 40 seconds, although we remain skeptical as an 18-second improvement would be huge.
Interestingly, the flat-cranked 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine was also massaged to extract between 120 and 150 horsepower, which would bring the total to 850 horsepower. If the claimed time of 6:40 am is correct, the Black Series will be crowned the fastest production car ever seen at the Nürburgring, dethroning the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (6: 44.97).
To earn the title of a production car, Mercedes-AMG would have to sell this black series specification in one form or another. It remains to be seen if all of this happens, but given the track-oriented nature of the Ultimate GT, an attempt to turn with the regular model seems plausible to say the least. If that’s not on the agenda, it would make sense for the F1-powered hypercar One to attempt to erase the production car record.