Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series launched in India at Rs 5.5 crores
Mercedes-Benz today launched and delivered the first Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the most powerful Mercedes-AMG ever and also the fastest series-production car on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit. Only 2 units of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will make its way to India and are priced at Rs 5.5 crore (ex-showroom).
The 4-litre V8 engine in the AMG GT Black Series features a flat crankshaft and produces 730PS at 6700-6900 rpm and 800Nm peak torque at 2000-6000 rpm. All this power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed AMG speedshift DCT helping this car to 100 kmph in 3.2 seconds and then further onto 200 kmph in under 9 seconds. The car has a top-speed of 325 kmph.
For the Black Series, the front-end takes very heavy inspiration from the GT3 racecar, with a wider, deep-set grille. This feeds in the air directly into the heat exchanger, removing the need for the side air dams in the GT R. In place of this are the slimmer air intakes which optimise aerodynamics and improve brake cooling, along with the new fins on the front wheel arches. There is a new carbon-fibre front splitter as well, a two-part design that can be manually adjusted between Street and Race modes
The AMG traction control system provides the driver with personalized assistance in regulating the Black Series' massive power. It's been customized to match the needs of the new Black Series, and it lets you choose from nine different slip settings on the live rear axle.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series rides on 19-inch (front) and 20-inch (rear) 10 spoke forged wheels.
There is a carbon-fibre bonnet for the GT Black Series featuring two outlets to expel air from the engine. There is even more aero functionality here, this air is then guided around the car, over the louvres on the front fender, over the larger side sills, and to the rear. There are large side-sills both front and back for improved cooling.
Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, "We are thrilled to deliver the first-ever AMG GT Black Series in India, an automotive rarity in the world of performance motoring and the closest proximity to motor racing. The delivery of the AMG GT Black Series strongly emphasizes our commitment towards introducing the most desirable and exclusive products from our global portfolio for performance purists in India."
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