Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Tuned To 1,111 Horsepower Remains RWD

Rodolfo Schellin

When Mercedes-AMG introduced the GT back in 2015, the substantial-general performance coupe experienced “only” 456 horsepower on faucet. Output grew with subsequent hotter derivatives, culminating with the 720-hp Black Series introduced previous yr. The assortment topper switched the 4.-liter’s crank from a cross-airplane to a flat-airplane for more low-conclude torque and acquired larger sized turbochargers.

Rapid forward to now, get ready to meet up with the 1,111-hp Black Series. With about two and a 50 percent situations far more energy than the first, six-yr-outdated AMG GT, the supercar tuned in Germany by aftermarket expert Opus is even far more impressive than the AMG A person hypercar. As if the horsepower number is not overwhelming ample, the car continues to be rear-wheel generate.

There is certainly also a lesser up grade software that bumps output to a Bugatti Veyron-matching 1,001 hp, alongside with far more economical entry-degree deals that present 920 hp and 825 hp. The latter consists purely of a software program remap for the V8, whilst the others come with modified turbochargers, cast pistons, beefier connecting rods, and a personalized fuel technique.  The seven-pace, twin-clutch automatic transmission is also reinforced to cope with the added grunt.

A bespoke exhaust technique has also been produced, getting out the particulate filter in the procedure. That suggests it truly is not road-authorized in Europe, but you can use it on race tracks as well as exterior of the Aged Continent. It delivers a meaner soundtrack or you can adhere to the regular set up and just increase an electronic flap control technique to remotely alter the noise produced by the V8. Extremely-light-weight wheels and some aero enhancements spherical off the modifications.

If you might be nervous this much energy is a little bit way too unsafe for a RWD car, the tuner will electronically limit torque to the “bare minimal” for ideal traction and drivetrain longevity. In addition, Opus mentions the huge energy generated by the V8 is shipped in a linear curve related to a normally aspirated engine.

The tuner will have the Binary Editions of its amped-up Black Series, the types with 1,001 hp and 1,111 hp, will go on sale this June. In the meantime, the general performance kits with 825 hp and 920 hp will be offered by mid-April.

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