The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series’ Brutal Acceleration
The Black Series badge is back and, like its predecessors, it packs a punch. The latest Black Series car, the SLS AMG, debuted seven years ago, so the brand’s new 2021 AMG GT Black Series felt long overdue. It’s a worthy successor too, featuring a twin-turbocharged V8 with a massive wing and aggressive aerodynamics that adds to its menacing appearance and brutal performance.
A new video from the Automann-TV YouTube channel shows the brutal acceleration of the new car. The flat-cranked 4.0-liter V8 produces 730 horsepower (544 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters) of torque, which goes through a beefed-up seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to the rear wheels . It sees a considerable increase in power compared to the GT R – 153 hp (114 kW) and 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) more. This extra power also translates into faster acceleration times.
The video shows the AMG GT Black Series reaching 62 miles per hour (100 km / h) in 3.4 seconds, topping 200 km / h (124 mph) in 8.8 seconds. A 62 mph to 124 mph run took the supercar 5.4 seconds to complete. The large wing, which adds 880 pounds of downforce at 150 mph (241 km / h), certainly helps put power to the ground. These are impressive numbers even as the car’s Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, which surround 20-inch and 19-inch offset rear wheels up front, struggled to find traction.
The first Black Series car arrived in 2006 and the badge quickly became an icon of the brand. He pointed out to customers and competitors that this AMG was all about business, as only certain cars could wear the badge – two-door models capable of handling more power, performance and a meaner aesthetic. This kind of package is not cheap either. Although Mercedes hasn’t released a US price for the new Black Series, it starts at € 335,240 in Europe (around $ 394,000 at the current exchange rate).