Based on the Mercedes-AMG GT-R, the GT Black Series has a lot more power – some 720bhp, which is good enough to propel it from 0-62mph in 3.2sec and onto a top speed of 202mph.
That’s thanks in part to a shift of the fabled 4.0-litre V8, which moves from a cross-plane crank to a flat-plane crank, letting it rev higher. But it’s also down to some astonishing new aerodynamic efficiency, created by the same aerodynamicist who designed the AMG GT GT3 race car.
Priced at £335,000 in the UK, the latest Black Series will be an exclusive sight. We took to the Lausitzring in Germany for a wild ride in AMG’s latest creation.