Mercedes Benz has just dropped a super-exclusive bomb in the form of the elusive AMG GT Black Series in India, by officially launching the track-oriented supercar for Rs 5.5 crores (ex-showroom, India). With this, the AMG GT Black Series has become the most expensive and fastest car in the current lineup of Mercedes Benz in India.
But here’s a catch – only two units of the Mercedes AMG GT Black Series have been allotted for India. The first unit of the supercar, which is finished in a shade of white with gloss black and carbon fibre inserts on the exterior, has been delivered to Boopesh Reddy, a renowned car enthusiast from Karnataka. The second unit of the car, the details of which are scarce for the time being, will be delivered in the next month.
2022 Mercedes AMG GT Black Series – Exterior design highlights
The Mercedes AMG GT Black Series is based on the ‘regular’ AMG GT but gets a host of design updates to make it look even sportier and track-focused. The changes to the exterior of the AMG GT Black Series start with the larger Pan Americana front grille with vertical gloss black slats. The car uses an extensive amount of carbon fibre for the air scoops and its surrounds on the front bonnet, front splitter, rear view mirrors, roof, extended side skirts, rear wing spoiler, rear diffuser and tailgate.
The carbon fibre panels on the bonnet accommodate large air vents in its scoops to enhance downforce and engine cooling at higher speeds. The car also has slanted air outlets on the front fenders, a lighter-in-weight rear windscreen, bigger brakes and 19-inches front and 20-inches rear 10-spoke forged alloy wheels.
2022 Mercedes AMG GT Black Series – Chassis tweaks
To make it more track-focused even in its driving mannerisms, Mercedes Benz introduced a host of mechanical tweaks in the AMG GT Black Series. This list includes manually adjustable front and rear camber, adjustable anti-roll bars (made of carbon fibre at the front and hollow steel at the rear), manually adjustable ride height, electronically adjustable dampers with three different modes, underbody cross brace.
2022 Mercedes AMG GT Black Series – Interior design highlights
The cabin of the Mercedes AMG GT Black Series is much like the regular AMG GT in terms of its layout but gets a series of sporty visual tweaks including orange-coloured contrast stitching and matt-black carbon fibre trim on the dashboard. Further changes include an AMG steering wheel with Black Series lettering and an AMG traction control switch for better control between on and off-track performance.
2022 Mercedes AMG GT Black Series – Engine and transmission
The Mercedes AMG GT Black Series is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, which uses a flat-plane crankshaft, unlike other AMG models. This engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and produces 730 PS of maximum power and 800 Nm of maximum torque. With a claimed 0-100 kmph sprint time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 325 kmph, the Mercedes AMG GT Black Series now holds the title of the quickest and fastest car from Mercedes Benz.
2022 Mercedes AMG GT Black Series – Competition
Being a track-focused supercar, the Mercedes AMG GT Black Series takes on similar kinds of supercars like Lamborghini Huracan STO and Porsche 911 GT2 RS.