New exhaust setup hints at more focused super sports car flagship. A development prototype believed to be the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has been snapped this week, further fuelling rumours the German performance specialist is working on a new flagship model.Despite looking very much like an AMG GT R wrapped in a swirly black-and-white disguise, this prototype has one distinguishing feature – a different exhaust system with quad pipes sticking out in a Lexus-like stacked design. Normally, the GT R breathes through a large central outlet.Given the very rough arrangement, we'd suggest this is a very early prototype testing a revised engine and exhaust setup. This likely means that the GT Black Series – or 'Clubsport' as some publications have speculated – will get an even more powerful engine.Currently, the AMG GT R makes 430kW and 700Nm from its 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8. It's likely a 'Black Series' or 'Clubsport' version will get the full-fat … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT ‘Black Series’ spied
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If you’re not keeping up with the news stream, you might think that the addition of the new 4-Door Coupe has rounded of the Mercedes-AMG GT family. This, however, is not the case as AMG boss Tobias Moers has already confirmed that they’re developing a Black Series model, which is believed to arrive around 2020. The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (name unconfirmed) will get dangerously close to modern supercars in terms of both power and performance. The exact number that will be produced by the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is unknown, but we could be looking at 640 PS (630 hp / 470 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque or, in other words, as much as the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe S. Also Watch: Mercedes-AMG GT R Drag Races Lamborghini Huracan – Place Your Bets! The latter needs only 3.2 seconds to sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) and is capable of reaching a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph). Since the Coupe Black Series will be more compact and lighter, it’d be normal to presume … [Read more...] about Is This The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Testing At The Nurburgring?
With 585PS (577hp) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque, the current Mercedes-AMG GT R is a force to be reckoned with. However, the automaker’s performance division is getting ready to launch an even brawnier variant of the impressive GT R. The car was scooped testing at the Nurburgring the other week, and according to the AMG boss, Tobias Moers, who spoke to AutoExpress on the topic, it will be a track-oriented model. “We’re also working a little bit on a GT R… something. It’ll be a bit more race track-oriented. It’s lightened a little bit, but it’s more of a track day version for fun on circuits”, said Moers. “We’re not talking about a competition car – not a GT3 or a GT4, but more a ‘Clubsport’. We’re having a good look at that.” Also read: Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Wants To Be The New Lord Of The ‘Ring The more hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT R is expected within the next 12 months. In addition … [Read more...] about Track-Focused Mercedes-AMG GT R ‘Something’ Confirmed By Tobias Moers
Mercedes-AMG has released the first official testing pictures of its upcoming GT four-door model, which is due to be revealed in full at the Geneva motor show in March. The firm has released three images of a disguised car, part of a fleet that has been running "all over the world", but has given no further details about the machine.Autocar has previously revealed that engineers from Mercedes' performance arm are already working on an even harder version of the model, with sources predicting the variant will have in excess of 800bhp from a hybrid V8 powertrain.The official images follow previous spy pictures of a car wearing a fixed rear wing. That suggests that the 'standard' GT four-door, which AMG boss Tobias Moers will soon be followed by a more focused model that has extra power and produces higher levels of downforce to rival the market's very fastest four-doors.Fixed rear wings are normally reserved for AMG's most … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG GT four-door – first official test pics of Panamera rival
Mercedes-AMG engineers are already working on an even harder version of the division's upcoming GT four-door model, with sources predicting the variant will have in excess of 800bhp from a hybrid V8 powertrain.New spy pictures of a car wearing a fixed rear wing suggest that the 'standard' GT four-door, which AMG boss Tobias Moers confirmed is due for reveal at the Geneva motor show in March, will soon be followed by a more focused model that has extra power and produces higher levels of downforce to rival the market's very fastest four-doors.Fixed rear wings are normally reserved for AMG's most extreme models, such as Black Series or R variants. At this stage it appears the latter is more likely to be used on the GT four-door, so as not to steal the limelight from the upcoming Black Series version of the regular two-door GT.AMG's decision to start development on a hotter GT four-door even before the regular car is … [Read more...] about Mercedes-AMG GT four-door: more extreme R variant spotted testing