They Say “Perfect can’t be perfected,” I say “No, perfect can be perfected” To defend my argument I present to you the AMG GT Black series, the practical example of the statement I spoke.
The moment the world thought that Mercedes can’t produce an IC engine car wilder than the AMG GT R, Mercedes sat out to change this notion of thinking and they started to work upon making the Wild AMG GT R even wilder.
So how wild is this new car??
Well, it will accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph in just 3.2 seconds, impressed enough?? Wait there is more, the AMG GT Black series is now able to achieve a top speed of 325 Kmph, a significant improvement over the previous one.
The Black series is also a Torque Monster, pushing out 800 Nm of torque from its bi-turbo V8 engine, that’s 100 Nm more than the GT R.
Talking about Performance, the GT Black series has got 730 Horsepower in total, that’s about 150 Horsepower more than the GT R, god this thing is a Freaking Monster of a Machine.
But it’s not only the Numbers that have been Improved; the GT Black series has now got Outstanding Aerodynamics on its outer Bodywork.
Moreover, are you aware of the fact that the AMG GT Black Series is the most Dynamic car Mercedes has ever built, this just shows how much special this Car is for the folks at Mercedes.
Here is an interesting Video before the world launch of the AMG GT Black series. One of my Favourite automotive influencer’s Shmee 150 was chosen to be the very first person outside of Mercedes to drive this car.
It is an interesting video, where Shmee steals the car from the AMG Workshop and flies off to take a test drive.
In the whole video, I was waiting if Shmee was going to say “Hi Guys, I am Shmee” But he didn’t.
I can’t imagine how Fortunate He is to drive this beast before anyone in the car world.
Special emphasis has been given here on the fact that the Mercedes AMG GT Black series has been made in Affalterbach, the very place where all the AMG Engines are Handbuilt By Craftsmen.
Talking about Craftsmen, the one thing that the Black series is boasting of the most is not the power or the torque, it is the Aerodynamics that they are proud of, so exactly how good are the aerodynamics of the AMG GT Black series??
Let’s find it out with Dr.-ING Gustavo Estrada Who is the head of the Aerodynamics Department at Mercedes.
The Aeroacoustics Tunnel of Mercedes Benz might be the very ideal place to test the aerodynamics of the GT Black series.
From the beginning of the project, they had very ambitious targets. Their goal was to develop an aerodynamic concept that allows two in one solution.
In other words, they strove for an aerodynamic balance that meets both the requirements, Road and Racetrack.
And the key to success is innovative active aerodynamics.
In the front they have the new, significantly wider inlet, it is a carry-over from Mercedes’s GT3 Racecar. It increases furthermore the cooling efficiency and eliminates the need for separate inlets for wheel arch radiators, which are now supplied via the main air inlet.
The aerodynamics profile extends forward and downwards, increasing the venturi effect underneath the car.
They came up with the idea of an active elastic aerodynamic shape. The aero profile modifies its shape by increasing the driving speed. More elastic deformation means even more downforce.
Here you can see the ventilation openings of the front wheel arches through the louvers and the lateral openings in the fenders. Both elements help to increase the level of downforce.
Integrated cooling air ducts in the side member fairings and on the rear axle for brake cooling.
On the hood, we see the two outlets where we dissipate the hot air coming from the cooling system.
The flow is redirected precisely around the A-pillars. In this way, the rear wing concept is perfectly exposed to the air stream.
The Double rear wing with the large upper wing panel interacts with the significantly smaller lower wing panel and provides the best adjustment for any racetrack or driver skill level.
Both wing boards are also manually adjustable in three steps for street or race use.
Another detail in this context is the flap placed in the upper rear wing panel, which can also be electrically adjusted. It improves the longitudinal and lateral dynamics.
The wider wing support allows a lower flap position with the same amount of downforce, meaning a higher wing efficiency.
The whole wing system is designed under the standpoint of lightweight, by doubling the projected surface area of the wings and modifying the profiles they more than doubled the amount of vertical load which helps the car in gaining more and more traction.
The bottom line is that they have achieved even further improvement compared to the Mercedes AMG GT R Pro.
The extreme changes in design and technical features allowed us to increase aero efficiency by more than 200%.
The practical advantage is clear and convincing: what you get is the driving experience of a Nurburgring racecar also driven on public roads with a license plate.
That would not be possible by simply copying racecar features, that’s why the technology transfer between racing and series takes place in both directions.
In the end, all I am going to say is that this is a pretty special car, not just for the Mercedes fans around the world but for me on a personal level because my dream track supercar has always been an AMG GT R and to see it in an even wilder form just takes my carving to the next level.
Now hear the Bi-turbo V8 engine roar: -
Also, I had a question for you, which car would you choose as the ideal track car, the McLaren 765Lt or the AMG GT Black series, this is going to be a tough one so comment down below your choice.
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