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2021 AMG GT Black Series: The Wild Side of Mercedes is Back!

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.

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Since debuting in 2006 with the SLK 55 Black Series, this model has been a substantial part of the Mercedes-AMG. This variant reflects the wild side of the AMG line-up with a beast and track-ready standards. Several other models have received the Black Series treatment like the AMG, such as the 2007 Mercedes-AMG CLK G63, the 2008 AMG SL 65 with 661 HP, 1000 Nm of torque, and a 6.0L twin-turbo V12 engine, as well as the SLS AMG Black Series which was marketed in 2013-2014.

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SLS AMG is a variant of the Black Series offered by Mercedes-AMG until the end of the 2010s. Entering 2020, the Affalterbach manufacturer has returned the wild aura of the Black Series to its line-up.

Mercedes-AMG introduces the GT Black Series 2021 as the latest variant of the Black Series. The base is the Mercedes-AMG GT, and now it's the fastest AMG V8 with 730 HP and 800 Nm of torque. It is much more potent than the AMG GT R with 577 HP and 700 Nm of torque.

Is the difference between AMG GT Black Series and AMG GT Normal only in the engine? No. Mercedes-AMG has upgraded the exterior, interior, suspension, and more to match the power of the twin-turbo V8 engine.

AMG GT Black Series 2021 Exterior

The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021 has a more aggressive body design. Inspired by the GT3 and GT4 racing cars, which prioritize function rather than the model of each aero curve and body panels. The total downforce is around 400 kg at 250 km/hr, which is quite impressive, so what are the aerodynamic improvements to this car?

There are many differences between the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021 and the standard AMG GT. Like the grille model taken directly from the AMG GT3 racing car with a much larger size.

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Mercedes-AMG also has a front splitter that you can manually set into two modes, namely Street and Race. The design of the front bumper is different, the air holes on the sides are smaller and are directed to cool the brakes.

Another technology of the GT3 AMG 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.

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The hood model is different from the standard AMG GT. There are at least five air holes with one in the middle and two on the right and left sides. This design improves the car's aerodynamics by reducing wind resistance. Also, the air circulation to and from the engine is smoother, which makes the engine work more optimally.

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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. Starting from the 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.

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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, as well as a rear spoiler with an innovative design.

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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, namely 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.

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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 can give an indication when the driver needs to change gears.

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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.

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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.

For the safety of the cabin, we recommend AMG Track Package that includes a titanium roll cage, four-point seat belts for drivers and passengers, and 2kg fire extinguisher.

Features

For impressive performance on the track, the AMG GT Black Series has an AMG Dynamics Select driving mode, just like the other AMG models. Four different driving modes are available, namely Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus, and each of these will change the characteristics of the engine, transmission, suspension, or steering. 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 position of the front splitter (Street / Race) to changing the tilt angle of the upper rear spoiler.

Performance

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.

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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.
Ryan Daniel
Ryan Daniel Ryan Daniel is a car enthusiast. Since owning his first BMW at a young age, he has loved the automotive world even more.