Some AMGs have a dark side—actually. They’re known as Black Collection, and so they’re usually hardcore, track-prepped zeniths of a given AMG mannequin line, though “typical” maybe is not the right phrase to make use of. Black Collection are atypical, in that they’re fairly uncommon; in recent times, solely the SLS AMG, SL65, and C63 coupe (and fewer just lately, the CLK-based AMG earlier than that) have been given the Black Collection therapy within the U.S. So, it has been some time since we have seen a brand new Black Collection, however the watch for a brand new one is now over: Meet the AMG GT Black, king of the AMG GT range.
Mercedes-AMG has dropped an official teaser for the GT Black that reveals the complete automotive. Within the video, we get look the AMG-issue “Panamerica”-style vertical-slat grill—which has swelled to huge proportion for this software and is little doubt impressed by the AMG GT3 race automotive’s mug. There is also a very monumental rear wing. Look out, Lamborghini SCV12, the supercars-with-shelving-units-on-their-decks race is heating up.
The Black Collection wears additional venting, ducting, and different aero trickery that, whereas absolutely intelligent and purposeful, appears a bit, properly, aftermarket. Perhaps it is that funky silver on prime of gloss black paint job. Regardless of, Black Collection are presupposed to signify the wildest pondering to return out of Affalterbach, so why not take a look to match?
Rumor has it the 4.0-liter turbocharged V-Eight within the AMG GT Black Collection will make more than 700 horsepower, which might make it essentially the most highly effective manufacturing AMG to ever hit the streets. We’re solely speculating right here, however we predict AMG could have pulled out each engineering trick within the guide—like lighter, stronger engine internals, extra turbocharger enhance, and a freer-flowing exhaust—to succeed in that unimaginable energy output.
Hey, if McLaren and Ferrari could make equally sized turbocharged V-8s that make greater than 700 horsepower, Mercedes-AMG actually can, too. We would count on nothing much less of the latest AMG Black Collection, which ought to be essentially the most excessive of the comparatively small household of Black Collection it quickly will be part of.