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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series confirmed, arriving 2020

We can't show you what the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series model will look like, but it has a good basis to work from.
Matt Campbell
Senior Editor
CarsGuide

7 Mar 2018 • 4 min read

Mercedes-AMG will debut a new halo performance version of its flagship coupe in the form of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series in 2020.

The all-new model was confirmed by Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers in a roundtable media discussion at the Geneva motor show.

"There is a GT variant still left," Moers said of the GT model range, which currently consists of three variants - GT, GTS and GT R - the latter of which is priced at $348,711 plus on-road costs.

"We are on the journey, we've started the journey for the Black Series," Moers confirmed, before indicating that the new range-topping model will appear in 2020.

Currently the highest-powered AMG GT coupe is the GT R, which has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and churns out 430kW of power and 700Nm of torque.

Moers stated there's "still room for more" from the V8 rear-drive coupe.

We'd expect the usual treatment for the Black Series model, as well - a more hardcore exterior design with further aerodynamic intent, a reworked interior and model-specific calibration for the chassis. Extensive use of lightweight carbon-fibre and the removal of unnecessary items should also help the AMG GT Black better the current best 0-100km/h time for the GTR coupe, pegged at 3.6 seconds.

The Australian division of Mercedes-AMG has indicated extreme interest in the new flagship GT Black Series model. The Australian division of Mercedes-AMG has indicated extreme interest in the new flagship GT Black Series model.

As has been the case with all Black Series models, the production run will be limited. The exact number is still to be confirmed.

The Australian division of Mercedes-AMG has indicated extreme interest in the new flagship GT Black Series model, and - given the local arm managed to get eight examples out of a total allocation of 275 units of the AMG Project One hypercar - we're sure there will be a good number available.

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