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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Black Series review

Published: 04 Oct 2020


What is it like on the inside?

The cabin is perhaps the most intimidating thing about the GT R Black. You sit deep and low, and the controls on the centre console are awkward to operate, mounted too far back for comfort when your arm movement is restricted by a carbon fibre bucket seat. No matter. Most of the switchgear is repeated on the steering wheel and the driving position is great.

Weight has been lost from the doors with the adoption of a fabric door pull, but in essence others go further inside (the Black still has metal door handles in addition to the pulls). If you want to make it feel more race-ish, have the Track Package (more extensive titanium tube roll cage, fire extinguisher and harnesses).

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You still get a boot at the back, and it’s still lined with carpet and it’s still big enough to swallow decent amounts of kit. Even if that kit isn’t racesuits, boots and helmets. Rear visibility is obviously compromised – you find yourself trying to peer past roll cage and spoiler scaffolding – and we’ve already talked about the limitations of the narrow windscreen and long bonnet.

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