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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series smashes Nurburgring record – Photos and video

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The new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the new record holder for the fastest time around the Nurburgring for “fully standard, unmodified models”.

The car has also earned a place near the top for “street-legal sports cars” on the track.

GT3 racer Maro Engel took the GT Black Series around the Nordschleife route on the circuit in a time of 6:43 – measured without the straight at track section T13 – and 6:48 for the full track.

“Engel made full use of all the possibilities offered by the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series as standard: such as the most powerful AMG V8 series engine ever with 537kW, the sophisticated aerodynamics, and extensive suspension adjustment options,” said Mercedes-Benz.

This included the soft compound Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R MO tyres – which come standard with the car – the ceramic high-performance brake system, and Track Package with rollover protection and four-point safety belts.

“With speeds of up to almost 270km/h in the Kesselchen section of the track or well over 300km/h on the long Dottinger Hohe straight, the AMG GT Black Series is significantly faster than my GT3 race car,” said Engel.

Mercedes-Benz went on to state that the record was made even more impressive by the fact that conditions were “not ideal”

The lap was run a 17:02 local time, which meant low-light conditions were present along with a track temperature of 10 degrees celsius.

“In addition, some passages of the extremely demanding track were not yet totally dry,” said the company.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series – Specifications

  • Engine – 4.0L V8 biturbo
  • Power – 537kW
  • Torque – 800Nm
  • Drive – Rear-wheel
  • Transmission – AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G
  • Acceleration (0-100km/h) – 3.2s
  • Top speed – 325km/h

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series – Photos

Photos of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series on the track are posted below.

Video of the lap

A video of the record run, from a dashboard camera, is posted below.

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