he Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is now the "king of the ring" after completing a lap time of 6 minutes and 43 seconds, which is 1.3 seconds quicker than the previous lap record held by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The lap time was set by AMG's factory driver Maro Engel, and the specific record holding car received no modifications prior to the lap.
There have been teasers on YouTube last month suggested by some users that the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series would, in fact, break the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ record, and the German automaker just confirmed that with an astonishing time. Mercedes, with much confidence, took many measures to provide a full transparent breakdown for the run, by using certified timing, and video proof. The car used factory tires that will be available as an option, along with a full breakdown of all adjustments made to the supercar's aero, camber, and suspension.
Mercedes suggested that the car can possibly go faster, as the track's conditions were stated to be "not quite ideal" and had damp areas, and somewhat cool temperatures. Perhaps we can expect the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series to try again for an even faster lap time next year in a "more ideal" condition.
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Specs
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the latest, track focused iteration of the Mercedes-AMG GT. This supercar has a boatload of carbon-fiber, which is pretty much everywhere you can imagine. Under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the handcrafted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which may be familiar to some AMG fans. This one is tuned to make a spectacular 730 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, which is over 140 hp more than the Mercedes-AMG GT-R Pro. These power numbers are nothing short of game changing numbers, as suggested by the Nurburgring lap time.
- Engine: 4.0L Twin-turbo V8
- Power: 730 hp
- Torque: 590 lb-ft
- Transmission: 7-speed Automatic
- Drivetrain: RWD
- 0-60 mph: 3.1 sec
- Top Speed: 202 mph
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is a serious track-focused car built for the roads. It provides the car industry with undeniably ridiculous numbers that are sure to have other manufacturers shaking in their boots. Porsche and Lamborghini are surely to create something in the near-future to combat such a machine on the ring. Could Lamborghini be ready to fight for the top spot almost immediately with the Huracan STO?
Watch the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series lap the Nurburgring in 6:43.616 below: