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The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the new king of the Nürburgring – Video + Photo

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The brand new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. This is a phenomenal result for a single car with a front-mounted engine.

Mercedes is on the hunt for Nuremberg records. The German manufacturer recently broke a record time in the “luxury” class with the GT 63 S, while now the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the undisputed ruler of the “Green Hell” in the competition of production cars.

Mercedes is on the hunt for Nuremberg records. The German manufacturer recently broke a record time in the “luxury” class with the GT 63 S, while now the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the undisputed ruler of the “Green Hell” in the competition of production cars.

Admittedly, the difference is not big, but that does not diminish the achievement of Mercedes, which passed the lap at the Nurburgring by 6: 43.61 (Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – 6: 44.97), or only 1.36 faster than the previous record. It should be said that this is really a serial copy, as it will reach the hands of customers, without any modifications and modifications.

This is worth mentioning because the AMG GT Black Series offers a wide range of suspension adjustments. In order to attack the record, Mercedes-AMG engineers adjusted the springs by “lowering” them 0.5 centimeters forward, or 0.25 centimeters back. Also, the inclination of the front wheels is set to 3.8 degrees “minus”, while at the rear the same action is performed by 3 degrees, and the adaptive horizontal stabilizers are set to the stiffest setting. In addition, the driver was able to use AMG’s traction control setting in nine settings, switching between positions six and seven depending on the section on the track. Some will say that this is a kind of fraud with the help of electronic assistance, but this system is simply a part of this serial car.

As for the tires, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 MO tires were used, which are standard in the Black Series. The twin-turbo V8 with a displacement of 4.0 liters is completely standard, although with 720 horsepower that it sends to the rear wheels, it does not lack power. Interestingly, this powerful Mercedes has a top speed of 325 km / h, but the settings of the aero package on the famous Döttinger Höhe route have reduced it to just over 300 km / h. Obviously, the speed on the route was sacrificed for the sake of passing the curves as fast as possible.

The record seems even more impressive when we consider that the AMG GT is a car with a front-positioned engine. It is the only car of this body configuration to break the 7-minute barrier, surpassing the Dodge Viper ACR (7:01) by almost 20 seconds.

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