The new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is officially the fastest production vehicle around the Nurburgring after posting a very impressive 6:43.616 around the historic 12,94-mile track.
INSIDE AMG – Lap Record | Behind the Scenes of Success! By Mercedes-AMG
Mercedes-AMG has released a behind the scenes video, where topics like tires, suspension setup, and aerodynamic settings are discussed before the team went for the lap record attempt.
According to AMG, the perfect suspension setup for them to beat the production lap record around the Nurburgring had the front coilovers lowered by 0.2 inches and the rear ones by 0.1 inches, the adjustable anti-roll bars set in their hardest setting plus 3.8 degrees of negative camber at the front and 3 degrees at the rear.
In addition, GT3 driver Maro Engel adjusted the nine-stage traction control system between positions six and seven depending on the section of the track while the tires were the standard (and bespoke) Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R with the softest compound.
As discussed on the video linked below, the tires feature the shape of the AMG GT Black Series on their sides and come with a softer compound designed to work better in colder environments, like the Nurburgring. However, the company will also offer the same tires with a harder compound to Black Series owners living in warmer countries.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is powered by an extensively modified twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 which features dry-sump lubrication, new camshafts, exhaust manifolds, bigger turbos and an altered firing order. The V8 delivers 720 HP (730 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque and is paired to a reinforced seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.