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Mercedes AMG GT Black Series to land in 2018

AMG boss says hardcore GT supercar will take some time to get right

Published: 18 Nov 2016

Should the 577bhp, rather mad Mercedes AMG GT R not be enough for your oversteer needs, you might need to employ a little patience. Because the AMG GT Black Series - follow up to the madcap SLS AMG Black Series, pictured - looks set to land in 2018.

Speaking to, AMG boss Tobias Moers noted that the most hardcore of AMG GT models will take some time to configure, but could arrive the year after next.

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So it is coming. And it will be something truly special. “Theoretically we’re working on a Black Series, putting together all our ideas on what we can do for that car, but I don’t just want an overpowered machine,” he tells TG.

The hardest AMG GT packs 577bhp in ‘R’ guise, and also consider the sheer speed and punching power of the new E63 AMG. “I know the GT R chassis is able to handle more power,” Moers tells us, “but we have 585hp (577bhp) in the GT R, and 612hp in the E63.

“I guess just adding another aero element to the GT R is not enough for a Black Series. I do have some ideas…” he added. Sadly, one of those ideas – despite silly pressure from – doesn’t involve strapping in a monster naturally aspirated V8 for an extra special touch.

Still, the upcoming Black Series will adhere to AMG’s new philosophy of balancing banzai performance with “outstanding driving dynamics”.

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And also bear in mind that next year, AMG celebrates its 50th anniversary. Moers promises we’ll get special edition cars announced very soon, so watch this space for more news.

The question remains though: what on earth is he planning for the Black Series? Feel free to speculate below… 

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