Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series: Track Monster Overview

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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

A true enthusiast’s dream, the Mercedes-AMG GT wasn’t designed for comfort on long commutes.

From its mid-mounted engine inspired by the SLS AMG to its rapid-shifting dual-clutch gearbox, the first generation of the AMG GT was engineered for pure performance.

The limited-edition AMG GT Black Series dialed that focus up to eleven, aiming for Nurburgring domination.

While the even more exclusive, Formula 1-inspired Mercedes-AMG ONE currently holds the record, the Black Series remains a dominant force, placing second only to the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the famed German circuit.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (Mercedes)

Production of the Black Series concluded over two years ago, with only around 1,700 coupes ever built. One such example, chassis number W1KYJ8BA2MA041756, is a low-mileage monster dressed in a color that perfectly complements its track-oriented capabilities.

Packing a powerful punch and boasting collector’s item potential, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series stands out with its unique performance capabilities.

Priced at a starting MSRP of $346,045, this high-performance machine is already fetching bids exceeding $325,000 on Bring a Trailer, with experts anticipating a final selling price of well over $400,000.

A key factor behind this appreciation is the car’s exclusive engine, the M178 LS2. This 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sets the Black Series apart from other Mercedes-AMG road cars, including the second-generation AMG GT, which utilizes a different engine and a more cost-effective transmission.

Furthermore, the M178 LS2 engine is only shared with the Aston Martin Valhalla, a hypercar boasting a combined electric and gas output exceeding 998 horsepower, solidifying the Black Series’ position as a force to be reckoned with.


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