The wait is over to see the hypo Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series with these leaked photos showing us plenty of detail.
The wait is over: the Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series has leaked before its official debut.
Photos of the new model have been published on Instagram by CocheSpias, and according to the blog “Mercedes Benz Passion”, the sports car will be shown at the Chengdu Motor Show in China, which will take place this month from July 24 to August 2. That would mean that the GT R Black Series will be launched at the end of 2020.
The photographed Black Series is probably a test vehicle from Mercedes-AMG and likely at a race track for further testing or filming purposes. What we can also see from the photos is that the Black Series gets the same giant Panamericana grill of the GT racing car, has matt black struts, and its lower intake size makes other AMG GT models seem small. The front apron also has a front splitter and side fins for a racier look and better aerodynamics on the race track.
Similar to the Porsche 991.2 GT2 RS, the aprons are partly black. The same applies to the tailgate and the roof is made of carbon fibre. The bulging bonnet, covered in black accents, is reminiscent of the hood of the Dodge Viper ACR, while ventilation slots are cut into the front fenders.
On the side, the air outlet behind the front wheels now extends into the newly designed side skirts, and wider fenders house matte black multi-spoke lightweight alloy rims.
At the rear, a large diffuser houses the exhaust system which opens into twin tailpipes on each side which will make an enormous sound on wide-open throttle. In the middle of the rear is an F1-style tailight instead of the exhaust, and, of course, you can’t miss the monstrous rear spoiler with two planes.
In terms of driving dynamics, the Black Series is a further step up over even the GT R Pro.
On the engine side, the 4.0-litre V8 remains, but it should be significantly stronger than in the GT R and GT R Pro (both have 436kW), with up to 537kW and 850 Nm torque available. The GT R Pro’s sprint time of 3.6sec should be beaten by the GT R Black Series too.
The GT R Pro, which is limited to 750 pieces, is already on sale in Australia, priced from $453,200 before on-road costs.
Katharina Berndt and Moritz Doka