Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series was put through its paces on Germany’s Sachsenring track with a single goal in mind: to see if it can set a new lap record.
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To do so, it would have to beat the McLaren Senna, which completed the course in 1:25.19, just one tenth of a second in front of a tuned Porsche 911 (991) GT2 RS. The 911 GT3 RS completes the podium with 1:26.39.
Before finding out whether the fastest ever Black Series managed to break the unofficial lap record on the Sachsenring with AutoBildSportsCars’ Guido Naumann in the driver’s seat and Michelin Cup 2 R M01A tires on, it’s worth noting that it holds the official Nurburgring Nordschleife crown with a lap time of 6:43.616.
A true supercar slayer, the 2021 AMG GT Black Series uses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, albeit with a number of mods which have resulted in a total output of 720 HP and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. It can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in under 9 seconds, before maxing out at 202 mph (325 km/h).
Mind you, it also has a rather steep starting price of $325,000, excluding the $1,050 destination charge, which makes it almost twice as expensive as the GT R. The latter, however, will be dropped from the U.S. lineup after the 2021 model year, as we recently learned.