After a revealing teaser campaign, Mercedes has launched particulars concerning the GT Black Sequence.
Described as a brilliant sports activities automobile that “completely embodies the model’s wealthy custom in motorsport,” the mannequin incorporates a twin-turbo 4.0-liter flat-plane crank V8 engine that develops a formidable 720 hp (537 kW / 730 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.
Moreover the flat-plane crank, the engine has been outfitted with new camshafts, totally different exhaust manifolds and a dry sump lubrication system. The engine additionally has a brand new firing order, bigger turbocharger compressor wheels and a heck of a sound.
The engine is related to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which has been bolstered to deal with the extra torque. This setup permits the rear-wheel drive mannequin to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and run from 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in lower than 9 seconds. If drivers preserve their foot planted, the automobile will finally hit a prime velocity of 202 mph (325 km/h).
Just like the AMG GT R, the mannequin has a coil-over suspension and an adaptive damping system. The automobile additionally options adjustable anti-roll bars and an adjustable camber.
Elsewhere, engineers put in carbon fiber shear panels, a light-weight integral provider and a carbon fiber tunnel cross to stiffen up the physique. The mannequin additionally has a ceramic braking system with motorsport pads and discs which can be “optimized for fade resistance and temperature stability.”
On the styling entrance, the Black Sequence attracts inspiration from the GT3 and GT4 race cars. In consequence, the mannequin adopts an aggressive entrance fascia with a bigger grille, an adjustable splitter and carbon fiber canards.
Designers additionally put in a brand new carbon fiber hood which incorporates a ram air consumption and enormous vents. A more in-depth inspection additionally reveals a carbon fiber double bubble roof, carbon fiber facet skirts and a carbon fiber tailgate. The latter boasts a small spoiler and a two-piece carbon fiber rear wing which may be adjusted manually or routinely.
Different notable options embody a carbon fiber rear bumper and a four-tailpipe sports activities exhaust system which is separated by a large diffuser. The mannequin additionally has thinner entrance and rear glass in addition to 10-spoke cast wheels with a matte black end. The latter measure 19-inches entrance and 20-inches rear, and are wrapped in bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.
Due to all these modifications, the Black Sequence generates “properly over” 882 lbs (400 kg) of downforce at 155 mph (250 km/h). We will additionally count on some weight financial savings, however the firm didn’t point out numbers.
Inside modifications are much less noticeable, however the mannequin has been outfitted with carbon fiber sport seats wrapped in Nappa leather-based and microfiber upholstery. Elsewhere, there’s orange distinction stitching and matte black carbon fiber trim. Different highlights embody a microfiber sport steering wheel and light-weight door panels that includes “loop pull handles.”
Prospects searching for one thing extra distinctive can order the optionally available AMG Observe Package deal. It provides four-point harnesses, a hearth extinguisher and a light-weight titanium roll cage. Sadly, the bundle will solely be out there in choose markets and the USA received’t make the lower (People additionally should make do with AMG Efficiency seats).
Essentially the most fascinating inside function is a small knob often called AMG Traction Management. It permits for loads of enjoyable because it affords 9 ranges of rear axle slip. Degree 1 is designed for driving in moist circumstances with “excessive security reserves,” whereas Degree 9 permits for max slip and tire annihilation.
There’s no phrase on pricing fairly but, however we will count on it sooner or later.