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