2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed with 720-hp and aggressive aero kit

The Black Series name returns to the Mercedes-AMG lineup for 2021, appearing on a new range-topping version of the GT sports car.

Fully unveiled on Tuesday, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be available from early next year, after which it should be dominating racetracks around the globe in short order. Pricing wasn’t announced but expect a steep premium on the $200,645 you had to pay for last year’s GT R Pro.

The star of the show is a new version of AMG’s familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The engine boasts multiple upgrades including a flat-plane crankshaft, which helps improve torque low in the rev range and should give the GT Black Series an awesome soundtrack. Some of the exhaust piping has also been moved to between the cylinder banks and the turbochargers’ compressor wheels have been enlarged. Boost pressure is now up to 24.6 psi, compared to 19.6

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Ferrari Stripped of 250 GTO Design Trademark, But Trademarks Name

Fun fact: You can trademark a shape. Ferrari did so in 2008 for its then-44-year-old 250 GTO sports car. And, now, Ferrari lost that trademark in a dispute with Ares Design, a custom-car shop located right down the street in Modena, Italy. The decision could pave the way for outside companies to build and sell GTO lookalikes.

Ares, which wanted to build its own take on the rare 250 GTO, took Ferrari to the mat in the European Union Intellectual Protection Office’s Cancellation Division, arguing that the company filed its original trademark in bad faith—essentially, to block efforts at recreation models. It also noted that Ferrari had not used the GTO mark in at least five years, which under EU intellectual property law makes it eligible for cancellation. As Ares stated in its cancellation filing, “with regard to the goods listed [the 250 GTO design], the EUTM was in

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