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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series overhead
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series profile
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series rear action
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series rear wing
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series cabin

YOU'VE seen the Mercedes-AMG GT-R leading the F1 pack around as official safety car at circuits around the world and now you can own its ultra-high-performance cousin yourself - if you've got a spare £335,000 lying around.

The mighty new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is now on sale and the first examples will arrive in the UK in the autumn.

The GT Black Series, which takes its design cues from the current AMG GT3 race car, features a hand-built four-litre V8 bi-turbo engine generating 730 hp and 800 Nm Torque - making it the most powerful series V8 engine ever produced by AMG.

It can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and its' top speed of 201 mph is even quicker than the F1 safety car's 198mph maximum!

It's the sixth Black Series model from Mercedes-AMG - the first was the SLK 55 Black Series revealed in 2006 and the most-recent the SLS Black Series in 2013. These models are designed especially for high-speed use on a racetrack, ultimately borrowing technology from motorsport relatives - while still being approved for the road.

The stand-out feature of the newest Black Series model is its massive rear wing on top of a new rear apron with a large diffuser. It's the lightest GT model produced by Mercedes-AMG to date thanks to its carbon fibre roof and tailgate.

Other exterior highlights include an AMG radiator grille, which is based on the AMG GT3 racing car, carbon-fibre front wings with wheel arch ventilation louvres and an adjustable front diffuser and bonnet elements in high-gloss carbon-fibre.

Inside, the standard AMG Interior Night Package is complemented by an AMG Performance microfibre steering wheel with "Black Series" lettering as well as AMG carbon-fibre door sills. The interior is upholstered in nappa leather and microfibre with contrasting topstitching in orange which can be switched to black with grey stitching at no additional cost.

While the standard AMG Track Package includes a titanium roll-bar and four-point seat belts, the alternative no-cost option Comfort Package replaces the bucket seats with heated AMG performance seats and a memory package.

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