Unveiled final week, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series can already be ordered in Europe beginning at present.
There’s only one “minor” downside if you wish to get one: it begins from €335,240 in Germany, together with the native 16% VAT. That’s the equal of $389,150 on the present trade charges, however U.S. pricing hasn’t been introduced but.
The value premium over the Mercedes-AMG GT R is astounding; for the reason that latter is priced from €165,474 in Germany, the Black Sequence principally prices as a lot as two AMG GT Rs.
So what does the flagship mannequin of the GT household supply to justify the steep value premium? For starters, it packs essentially the most highly effective AMG V8 manufacturing engine of all time. Within the GT Black Sequence, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo flat-plane crank V8 delivers 720 hp (537 kW / 730 PS) at at 6,700-6,900 rpm and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque at 2,000-6,000 rpm.
Hooked to the AMG Speedshift DCT 7G seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the ability plant allows the Black Sequence to dash from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and from 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in lower than 9 seconds. The highest velocity is equally spectacular at 202 mph (325 km/h).
The Black Sequence is deeply rooted in motorsport and its design additionally reveals it because the physique equipment is immediately derived from the current AMG GT3 racing car. Similarities with the race automobile embody the huge air consumption on the entrance and new carbon-fiber bonnet with two giant exhaust air retailers comprised of black-finished carbon surfaces. The bearings on the higher and decrease wishbones of the rear axle additionally come straight from motorsport. Since they don’t have any play, toe-in and camber don’t change even underneath excessive masses.
Based on the automaker, the AMG range-topper additionally options essentially the most refined aerodynamics of an AMG manufacturing mannequin and essentially the most clever materials combine. Prospects can have the AMG GT Black Sequence within the particular AMG magma beam paint end (the orange automobile you see within the photographs). Unique to this mannequin, it may be ordered as an choice – sure, there are non-compulsory extras even on a $389,000 automobile.