The upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be the fastest-accelerating AMG car yet, according to AMG boss Tobias Moers.
“It’s coming. Just last week I drove it,” Moers said. “It will be the fastest AMG yet, bar the One. Not in terms of top speed, but lap times.
“Driveability is most important but, with balance, it gets good lap times too.”
First confirmed by Moers back in 2016, the Black Series is now under development and mooted to receive AMG's turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine in a state of tune offering at least 630bhp.
This is the figure offered by the current most powerful AMG model with that unit, the GT 4-door Coupé. Any growth on that would ensure the Black Series dwarfs the peak output offered by the current GT champions, the 577bhp GT R and GT R Pro (pictured).
It would also edge it towards one of the category's most radical supercars, the 690bhp Porsche 911 GT2 RS. According to Moers, the Black Series will be “great competition with our close neighbour.”