Mercedes-Benz has delivered the first-ever unit of the much-coveted exclusive ‘AMG GT Black Series’ in India. This is the company’s most powerful AMG ever built, and the vehicle speaks of Mercedes-Benz’s rich tradition in motorsports. Prices start from INR 5.50 crores (all-India ex-showroom). However, the exact cost will depend on the individual configurations.
The most highlighting exterior feature is the new, larger front apron that gets an additional manually adjustable front splitter. The front diffuser also gets carbon fibre, as with many other parts in the car. The bonnet, which is also done in carbon fibre, gets two large air outlets. The use of carbon fibre makes the car very lightweight, thus aiding in the performance.
Like the outside, the interior also gets all exclusive touches. The Exclusive Nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre upholstery comes in black with orange contrasting topstitching. It also matches perfectly with the matt black carbon-fibre trim and AMG Interior Night Package.
Powering the AMG GT Black Series is a flat crankshaft V8 engine. The motor churns out 730 hp and 800Nm of torque. The 0 to 100 kmph timing of the car stands at 3.2 seconds. Meanwhile, the 0 to 200 kmph timing is under 9 seconds. The supercar maxes out at 325 kmph. The use of a ‘flat crankshaft’, which is a first in this AMG, allows superb smoothness and high torque at low rotational speeds. In addition to this, the ‘flat crankshaft’ in the ‘flat plane’ V8 engine results in uniformly oscillating gas columns. Thus, providing improved engine performance. Power goes to the rear wheels via a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The carmaker calls this gearbox the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7G.
There’s a Race Start , which now makes more sensitive wheel slip control. AMG’s Traction Control is a boon for the driver and aids in controlling the immense power of the supercar. The level of assistance for the traction control is configurable for each driver and each track situation. The suspension setup consists of AMG coil-over suspension with AMG RIDE CONTROL which allows adaptive adjustable damping.
Furthermore, the driver can also manually adjust the camber for both the front and rear axle. Alongside this, the driver can also adjust the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle manually. Braking power comes from the AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system. To add to the looks, they get a black treatment with white lettering.