The 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT may have only just celebrated its word debut at the Paris Motor Show 2014 but confirmation has already come that a Black Series variant will arrive down the track.
While recently speaking with Evo Magazine at the launch of the AMG GT in Paris, AMG boss Tobias Moers said that “sooner or later there will be a Black Series version”.
Moers then revealed that before a Black Series variant arrives, more models based around the entry-level AMG GT will be created. It remains to be seen just what these versions could be, but a convertible is reportedly being considered despite recent rumours suggesting that such a variant wasn’t on the cards.
Whenever the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series does arrive, it will be differentiated from the existing models with a new body kit as well as an upgraded variant of the new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Suspension and brake tuning is also likely.
As a reminder, the GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG (the SLS AMG being the first). In GT specification, the aforementioned twin-turbo V8 produces 462 hp while the GT S model delivers 503 hp. The engine meets the Euro 6 emissions standard, including the maximum particulate emissions level that takes effect in 2016.
Zero to 100 km/h is possible in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 310 km/h in the GT S. The V8 is particularly ground breaking for its use of dry sump lubrication and its integrally mounted turbochargers. The transmission is a seven-speed dual clutch unit fettled by AMG engineers.
[Via Evo Magazine]