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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021.

The 730-horsepower top version of the German sports car driven by the factory Mercedes-AMG pilot Maro Engel managed to «fly» the legendary Nordschleife in 6 minutes 48.047 seconds.

The Mercedes-AMG GT debuted in 2014 as a competitor to the Porsche 911, but the commercial success of this model is far from the success of Porsche.

So, in the first three quarters of this year, the Mercedes-AMG GT, according to the CarSalesBase resource, sold 2,996 copies in Europe, and this number also includes the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupé liftback, that is, in fact, a variation on the theme Mercedes-Benz CLS with its «civilian» layout.

The Porsche 911 found 11,645 European buyers from January to September, becoming the most sought-after purebred sports car.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021.

The Porsche 911 also holds the Nürburgring record in the road modified car class: it was set in 2018 in a coupe prepared by the half-Porsche racing team Manthey-Racing.

The team is a racing team, but a road car, it covered Nodrschleife in 6 minutes 44.749 seconds (in this case, the time is indicated on the full 20.832-kilometer length of the track). If desired, any owner of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS can buy a set of modifications from Manthey-Racing, but the factory, that is, serial, this car cannot be called with all the desire.

But the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series set the record as a production car.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021.

We add that the 6 min 48.047 s shown by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is also the time on the full length of the track, although the Daimler press service also indicated the time for the 20.6 km configuration (without a direct start-finish), which is actual to last year: 6 minutes 43.616 s. What for?

Obviously, then, so that you can compare it with the lap time of the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ (6 min 44.97 s) shown in 2018 on a short, that is, 20.6 kilometer lap.

Thus, it should be clear to everyone why the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has the right to be considered the fastest production car of the Nurburgring, although literally there is no such position in the official classification of the Nurburgring records — there Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is recorded in sports cars, although there are also supercars , in whose class the record time is still vacant.

The Black Series version debuted this summer and marks the pinnacle of the evolution of the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe.

The car received a modified 4.0-liter «biturbo-eight» M178 with a so-called flat crankshaft and more efficient turbochargers.

Maximum power — 730 hp. at 6700-6900 rpm, maximum torque — 800 Nm at 2000-6000 rpm.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021.

All power is transferred to the rear wheels via a rear-mounted, heavy-duty 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch) automatic transmission.

To the first «hundred» Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series accelerates in 3.2 seconds, top speed — 325 km / h.

Compared to other versions of the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe, the Black Series body is additionally lightened due to the wider use of carbon fiber (in particular, the cardan tunnel is made of it), an aerodynamic package with many adjustments based on the racing Mercedes-AMG GT3, adaptive shock absorbers with road clearance, soft Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R MO tires.

As an option, a track package with carbon fiber seats, four-point belts, a half-roll cage and a fire extinguishing system is offered — all this was installed on the car of Maro Engel.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series 2021.

The racer claims that the state of the track during the record race was imperfect, in some places wet fate met.

This should be interpreted as a hint that the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series can drive the Nordschleife faster.

The same was said by the test engineer of Mercedes-AMG Demian Schaffert, who set the Nurburgring record in the executive car class a little earlier: the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door Coupé liftback under his control was able to drive the track in 7 minutes 27.80 seconds.

There is no doubt that Porsche will try to break both records, but this is unlikely to happen until the spring of next year.

In addition, while the Porsche 911 of the current 992 generation does not have extreme versions that could give battle to the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series — their premiere is still ahead.

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