After six years, Mercedes-AMG is back with a wild side through the 2021 AMG GT Black Series, which has extraordinary engine performance and a GT3 racing car-style design, so check out the review here.
AMG GT Black Series 2021 Exterior
Mercedes-AMG also has a front splitter that you can manually set into two modes, namely Street and Race. The front bumper’s design is different. The air holes on the sides are smaller and are directed to cool the brakes.
Another GT3 AMG technology is the carbon hood model, which has four holes that function to remove hot air from the engine, with one in the middle as the air intake.
Actually, the Mercedes-AMG GT already has a very aerodynamic body design. Now Mercedes is taking it to a higher level with aero components like the racing cars in the GT Black Series.
The side changes look extreme. You have more significant side vents, the air holes in the front fenders to the more prominent side skirts with a carbon finish—all for one purpose to maximize wind flow and downforce.
The profiles of the front and rear tires are also different. The front tires use 19 inches 285/35 ZR19 alloy wheels, and the rear is 20 inches 335/30 ZR20.
The AMG GT Black Series features a large rear diffuser in the same carbon finish as the front bumper and side skirts. A four-hole exhaust where each side uses two holes and a rear spoiler with an innovative design.
The spoiler has two levels made of carbon fiber and can be adjusted manually. The lower spoiler is smaller, and at the top, the tilt level can be adjusted up to 20 degrees.
The settings are through AMG Dynamics with four different modes: Basic, Advanced, Pro, and Master.
2021 AMG GT Black Series Interior
The interior of the AMG GT Black Series 2021 emphasizes a sporty impression with Nappa leather combined with black DINAMICA microfibre and orange stitching accents, including on the dashboard.
The layout of the dashboard is not much different, equipped with a 10.25-inch multimedia screen. The 12.3-inch instrument cluster offers three different AMG themes, namely Classic, Sporty, and Supersport.
Supersport mode has unique features such as a central rev counter that indicates when the driver needs to change gears.
The steering wheel is sporty and has the same design as the AMG GT. The bottom is flat with the DINAMICA microfibre layer and the AMG Black Series emblem in the middle.
There is also a paddle shift and a multi-touch control button to adjust the instrument cluster display and multimedia screens.
The AMG Black Series steering wheel also has two small controllers with an integrated display and a button and rotary knob on the right to control the driving mode.
The layout is easy enough for drivers, so they stay focused when changing some car setups.
The AMG GT Black Series 2021 has a bucket seat with a combination of DINAMICA microfiber and Nappa leather material with orange accents like the rest of the interior as standard. Also, there is an option for gray stitching.
We recommend AMG Track Package for the cabin’s safety, including a titanium roll cage, four-point seat belts for drivers and passengers, and a 2kg fire extinguisher.
For impressive performance on the track, the AMG GT Black Series has an AMG Dynamics Select driving mode, just like the other AMG models.
You can also turn off the traction control via the rotary knob on the car center console.
In the GT Black Series, AMG Dynamics allows you to set a broader range of performance parameters from the front splitter (Street / Race) to changing the upper rear spoiler’s tilt angle.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021 has the same 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine as the other AMG GT line-up.
However, the engine coded M178 LS2 has received several upgrades that produce 730 HP @ 6,700-6,900 Rpm and 800 Nm of torque at 2,000-6,000 Rpm.
The two turbos in the engine get a bigger compressor so that the amount of air that can be flowed is more, 1,100 kg/hour. This is more significant than 900 kg/hour in the AMG GT R model.
The engine intercooler is also more meaningful to keep the engine temperature ideal.
The engine power is channeled to the rear wheels via a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
The performance is awe-inspiring because the GT Black Series accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 3.1 seconds, 0-200 km / h in less than nine seconds, and the top speed is limited to 325 km/hour.
The AMG GT Black Series also adopts an adjustable coil-over suspension from the AMG GT R to support AMG Ride Control, which can adjust the dampers on all four wheels automatically.
Also, there are several driving modes and setups for camber and sway bars.
AMG GT Black Series Specs
- Dimension: 4.546 x 2.075 x 1.288 mm
- Wheelbase: 2.630 mm
- Trunk: 300 L
- Fuel tank: 75 L
- Engine: V8 twin-turbo M178 LS2
- Engine capacity: 3.992 cc
- Power: max 730 HP @ 6.700-6.900 rpm
- Torque: 800 Nm @ 2.000-6.000 rpm
- Transmission: dual-clutch AMG Speedshift DCT 7G
- 0-100 km/h: 3.2 secs
- Speed: max 325 km/h
- Drive: RWD
- Suspension: AMG coil-over suspension plus AMG Ride Control adaptive adjustable damping (front and rear)
- Brakes: AMG ceramic high-performance compound brake system
- Tires: 285/35 ZR19 (front) and 335/30 ZR20 (rear)
AMG GT Black Series Prices
With incredibly powerful performance and perfect aerodynamics, the AMG GT Black Series MSRP is $389,000.
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