Mercedes-AMG unveils its track-oriented 2021 GT Black Series
Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the much-awaited GT Black Series sports car for the year 2021. The mean machine packs the most powerful series-production V8 engine that AMG has ever made. For reference, the car can do 0-100km/h in about 3 seconds. The track-focused car also makes extensive use of carbon-fiber elements to save weight and thereby, improve the power-to-weight ratio. Here's our roundup.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series offers a long bonnet with a catfish-styled blacked-out radiator grille that houses the company logo. On the flanks, we see LED headlight units with low-set air intakes on both sides and a manually-adjustable carbon-fiber splitter near the wheel arches. The rear section houses a 20-degree adjustable two-piece spoiler with four exhaust outlets and LED taillights.
Inside, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series features a two-seater cabin with DINAMICA microfiber upholstery, AMG bucket seats made from carbon fiber, AMG performance steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, multiple airbags, and automatic climate control. The automaker is also offering an optional AMG Track Package that adds a titanium rollover protection frame with four-point belts and a fire extinguisher for additional safety.
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The mill is capable of generating a maximum power of 730hp and a peak torque of 800Nm. It can accelerate from 0-100km/h mark in just 3.2 seconds, 0-200km/h in 9.0 seconds, and clock a top speed of 325km/h.
There's no official word on the pricing and availability details of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. However, reports suggest that the automaker is likely to offer this model in India sometime next year or early 2022. We expect it to carry a premium over the existing AMG GT R which went official in the country in May at Rs. 2.48 crore.