Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series becomes fastest production car at Nurburgring1 min read . Updated: 18 Nov 2020, 04:37 PM IST
- Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series production car broke the previous record set by Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in July 2018.
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has raced to become the fastest production car at Nordschleife of the Nurburgring after lapping the circuit in 6:43,616 minutes for the 20.6 kilometre-long track without straight line measurement for track section T13.
The sports car clocked 6:48,047 min for the 20.832 kilometre-long total track measured with the straight line measurement. With 730 hp of power at its disposal, the sports car was put on the track by GT3 driver Maro Engel. Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series broke the previous record of 6:44,97 min set by Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in July 2018.
During the record run, the sports car was in its completely standard form. Few adjustments were made to the car's aerodynamics and suspension systems such as extending the front splitter made of visible carbon fibre to the Race position and lowering the lower and upper wing blades of the rear spoiler. The adjustable AMG coilover suspension with adaptive adjustment damping was lowered by five millimetres at the front and three millimetres at the rear.
Engel adjusted the nine-stage AMG traction control between positions six and seven, depending on the section of the track. The camber was adjusted to the maximum possible values of negative 3.8 degrees at the front axle and negative 3.0 degrees at the rear.
Mercedes says highest possible level of safety was ensured for the racetrack run with standard AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system, Track Package with rollover protection system and four-point safety belts.
Comparing the AMG GT Black Series to his GT3 race car, Engel said, “With speeds of up to almost 270 km/h in the Kesselchen section of the track or well over 300 km/h on the long Dottinger Hohe straight, the AMG GT Black Series is significantly faster than my GT3 race car."