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Mercedes GT R Black Series Has The GT2 RS In Its Sight



An even more powerful version of the AMG GT R is in the works and the camouflaged Black Series was caught testing at the Nurburgring , Nordschleife. CarScoops believes Mercedesí upcoming track beast will rival the Porsche 911 GT2 RS once it goes on sale.

At first glance, the test mule looks like an average GT R but itís missing a central exhaust pipe, which seems to be covered by a plastic cover. Instead, we see a set of twin pipes hidden in the rear diffusers. Of course the camouflage over the rear tells us that thereís more to the prototype than meets the eye.

Mercedes has not released any official specs yet, but unnamed sources says a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 will be powering the GT R Black Series, delivering more than 600hp. Currently, that same engine is cranking out 603 hp and 664 lb-ft in the latest E63 and S63 super sedans. To compete against the GT2 RS with numbers alone, the GT R Black Series will need to produce at least 620 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.

Perhaps its performance will receive a boost from the expected aerodynamic enhancements and weight reduction. Some of that weight will be shaved off with a lightweight plexiglass rear windshield, a half roll-cage and the removal of some luxury cabin features.

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620 horsepower should be more than reasonable for the black series if the engine is already capable of delivering that much in another vehicle. But doesn't the Porsche 911 GT2 RS produce around 700hp? Don't think the 4.0-liter V8 can crank out similar numbers.
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620 horsepower should be more than reasonable for the black series if the engine is already capable of delivering that much in another vehicle. But doesn't the Porsche 911 GT2 RS produce around 700hp? Don't think the 4.0-liter V8 can crank out similar numbers.
You would think they would want at least around 650 considering the GT2 has a weight advantage and probably is going to be able to put all the power down easier. Anyone think they would even consider AWD so they could make all the power usable?
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You would think they would want at least around 650 considering the GT2 has a weight advantage and probably is going to be able to put all the power down easier. Anyone think they would even consider AWD so they could make all the power usable?
I think they are better off considering AWD in a hybrid variant rather than these. There's a special feeling and driving style that comes with a RWD application that can't be had with AWD, for that reason the AMG's we have now are great products, hence why they are selling good enough.
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I think its unlikely we'll see an AWD GT. There are enough performance cars on the market that offer that setup and as said above, it changes the driving style significantly. And more horsepower doesn't always equate to better performance, and I think the AMG GT will make the most of the 600+hp.
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