Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

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    Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH
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    BY MICHAEL GAUTHIER |
    POSTED ON JULY 14, 2020






    After a revealing teaser campaign, Mercedes has released details about the GT Black Series.

    Described as a super sports car that “perfectly embodies the brand’s rich tradition in motorsport,” the model features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter flat-plane crank V8 engine that develops an impressive 720 hp (537 kW / 730 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque.

    Besides the flat-plane crank, the engine has been outfitted with new camshafts, different exhaust manifolds and a dry sump lubrication system. The engine also has a new firing order, larger turbocharger compressor wheels and a heck of a sound.

    The engine is connected to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which has been reinforced to cope with the additional torque. This setup enables the rear-wheel drive model to rocket from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and run from 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in less than 9 seconds. If drivers keep their foot planted, the car will eventually hit a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).
    On the styling front, the Black Series draws inspiration from the GT3 and GT4 race cars. As a result, the model adopts an aggressive front fascia with a larger grille, an adjustable splitter and carbon fiber canards.

    Designers also installed a new carbon fiber hood which features a ram air intake and large vents. A closer inspection also reveals a carbon fiber double bubble roof, carbon fiber side skirts and a carbon fiber tailgate. The latter boasts a small spoiler and a two-piece carbon fiber rear wing which can be adjusted manually or automatically.

    Other notable features include a carbon fiber rear bumper and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system which is separated by a wide diffuser. The model also has thinner front and rear glass as well as 10-spoke forged wheels with a matte black finish. The latter measure 19-inches front and 20-inches rear, and are wrapped in bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.

    Thanks to all these modifications, the Black Series generates “well over” 882 lbs (400 kg) of downforce at 155 mph (250 km/h). We can also expect some weight savings, but the company didn’t mention numbers.

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    0-60 takes for ever...

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    What a stylistic mess.

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    0-60 takes for ever...
    Yep 3.2 seconds is like a Malibu Class car.

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    I love it when MB goes bat**** and spawns off a monster like this. Completely goes against their character
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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Viper ACR knock off

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Quote Originally Posted by InCogKneeToe View Post
    Yep 3.2 seconds is like a Malibu Class car.
    The ZR1 C7 does it in a blistering 2.85.
    What this car proves is that Corvette could have kept the C7 even updated it

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    Viper ACR knock off
    Well, this car is a distant relative of the Viper so I suppose that's appropriate. The Viper connection won't be erased until the next generation.

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    Viper ACR knock off
    the idea is a knock off, but this thing looks awful, unlike still-sexy looking Viper.
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    We're now well past the point of vehicles being just too powerful for the average buyers skilled and abilities.
    I remember how Dodge stopped plans to put the supercharged Hemi V8 in Viper because it thought the car
    would be well beyond the capabilities of most owners. Should manufacturers be showing more restraint?

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    We're now well past the point of vehicles being just too powerful for the average buyers skilled and abilities.
    I remember how Dodge stopped plans to put the supercharged Hemi V8 in Viper because it thought the car
    would be well beyond the capabilities of most owners. Should manufacturers be showing more restraint?
    I thought the HC Viper was stillborn because the HC motor was too tall?

    I don't have a problem with super exotics being too capable nor do I have a problem with cars like the 1LEs, HC, Demon and so on for us commoners. Cars like this are for showing off at Cars and Coffee and maybe an occasional romp on trackday...otherwise they can be found going 10 under the speed limit on your local highway. I've only had my doors blown off by an exotic once and that was a black F50 back in 1999.
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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrambler View Post
    the idea is a knock off, but this thing looks awful, unlike still-sexy looking Viper.
    There was nothing sexy about the Viper ACR. The normal AMG GT, much like the normal Viper, looks great.

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    I thought the HC Viper was stillborn because the HC motor was too tall?
    That was the real story.

    Quote Originally Posted by jpd80 View Post
    We're now well past the point of vehicles being just too powerful for the average buyers skilled and abilities. Should manufacturers be showing more restraint?
    There's no data to suggest that people are killing themselves/others at an elevated rate, so no.

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    Re: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Debuts With 720 HP And Top Speed Of 202 MPH

    Quote Originally Posted by Serpens View Post
    There was nothing sexy about the Viper ACR. The normal AMG GT, much like the normal Viper, looks great.



    That was the real story.



    There's no data to suggest that people are killing themselves/others at an elevated rate, so no.

    Of the RWD two door two seat sports cars, THIS is still the one that looks like it means Business


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