RE: AMG GT Black Series still testing, still brilliant

RE: AMG GT Black Series still testing, still brilliant

Tuesday 24th March

AMG GT Black Series still testing, still brilliant

Stay at home, look after the vulnerable and don't meet your friends - the Black Series is back



Who'd like to guess when 'AMG GT' and 'Black Series' first appeared together in a PistonHeads story? Nope, unfortunately you're completely wrong, because it was April 2015. Alright, so the spy shots seen then were of a far more modest AMG sports car, one that most likely went on to be the R or R Pro, but the point stands: this is an ongoing saga so drawn out it could have been on Corrie.

Could we now be one step closer, though? These images are the first we've seen of a GT BS since September last year, somehow looking quite a bit different again. Might be that new aero set-ups are being tested, or indeed being prepared as options for buyers. Or could this be the final configuration, following tests of the last one? Points of note compared to 2019's car include a spoiler that appears to be mounted differently, a much more serious - yes, really - diffuser/bumper arrangement between rearranged exhausts and vents that have moved position. And that's just the rear!


Moving forwards, the front wings have been altered to accommodate new vents (presumably to get air from the brakes), there are more pronounced slats in the arch cut-outs and less pronounced aero flics versus what was there before. Mercedes has even gone as far as to rework the bonnet, now with smaller intakes it seems. That in addition to the facelifted GT grille and lights. And you thought it was just another silly AMG prototype...

Still, despite the progress seemingly being made, we're still none the wiser, really, as to what the Black Series is actually going to be and when we might see it. The time it has taken and the different looks we've seen would suggest that making a 700hp, sub-seven-minute AMG GT is most certainly as difficult as it seems. But the potential of that spec, and the thought of seeing a car that looks like this made road legal, should make all the waiting worthwhile. Let's hope there's not too long left now...




Images | S.Baldauf/S.B.Medien

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Red6

Original Poster:

25 posts

8 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Would look awesome with side exhausts.

C.MW

256 posts

21 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Menace aplenty, but elegance like that of the McLaren SLR or SLS AMG is near non existent. Boy racer.

Gromm

558 posts

9 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Oh mamma! lick

AngryPartsBloke

920 posts

103 months

Tuesday 24th March
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C.MW said:
Menace aplenty, but elegance like that of the McLaren SLR or SLS AMG is near non existent. Boy racer.
Daft comment, at least compare apples with apples. After all, SLS AMG had it's own, much more aggressive looking, Black series. Not to mention that there is an "entry level" AMG GT which is much more demure than the R or BS.

dibblecorse

5,424 posts

144 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Side on looks like a long nosed 997 .... looks menacing from every other angle though...... will be a weapon no doubt.

Adrian W

11,374 posts

180 months

Tuesday 24th March
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the text seems to say that the writer hasn't really got a clue, I wonder how much it will be when it does turn up.

bigbaddom

356 posts

186 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Looks like more than one car in those pictures.
Look at the size of the exhaust in pic 1 compared to pic4

Red6

Original Poster:

25 posts

8 months

Tuesday 24th March
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dibblecorse said:
Side on looks like a long nosed 997 .... .
I see it too.

Sandpit Steve

511 posts

26 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Bernd Mayländer needs a faster company car for 2021.

Vocht

1,427 posts

116 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Here's a photo of it without disguise!


Portrait

227 posts

138 months

Tuesday 24th March
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Seen some footage of it testing on the ‘Ring on YouTube and it doesn’t sound very V8, more 6 cylinder. I wonder if this will feature a hybrid V6? Could be engine for the replacement GT I wonder

pSyCoSiS

2,561 posts

157 months

Tuesday 24th March
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One very good looking car.

C.MW

256 posts

21 months

Tuesday 24th March
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AngryPartsBloke said:
C.MW said:
Menace aplenty, but elegance like that of the McLaren SLR or SLS AMG is near non existent. Boy racer.
Daft comment, at least compare apples with apples. After all, SLS AMG had it's own, much more aggressive looking, Black series. Not to mention that there is an "entry level" AMG GT which is much more demure than the R or BS.
My comment does not just apply to this black series model but to the overall AMG GT line up. The SLS AMG, I would argue, still kept some of its elegance intact even in the black series form.

flyingM3

2 posts

2 months

Wednesday 25th March
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(New here 🙋🏼‍♂️) Even the GT division has too many models now surely GT, C, S, R, R-Pro and now Black? Whilst I don’t deny they’re all great cars to get a Black surely you’ve got have had previous history with Merc on your way up through the GT ranks!?