Mercedes-Benz NZ has confirmed that the latest member of the legendary and exclusive Black Series family, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, is set for its New Zealand arrival in strictly limited numbers. Only three (3) examples will be sold in New Zealand, all of which are already allocated to local customers.
GT Black Series is the sixth model to grace the most performance-focused branch of the AMG family, the first Black Series to be offered since 2013, and sports the most powerful AMG V8 production engine to date. The coveted 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine that underpins other models of the Mercedes-Benz GT family has been significantly redesigned to extract a staggering 537 kW (at 6700 to 6900 rpm) and 800 Nm (at 2000 to 6000 rpm) output, capable of sprinting to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h in just 9.0 seconds.
The road-legal Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is firmly focused on racetrack performance, inheriting many of the aerodynamically optimised features of the awesome Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car.
Further bolstering the qualities of the GT Black Series as a track-day specialist, New Zealand-bound models will be fitted as standard with the Track Package, which includes a lightweight bolted titanium-tube cage for rollover protection and four-point seatbelts for the driver and passenger. The rollover system has the added benefit of increasing the already excellent vehicle rigidity, with a positive influence on driving dynamics.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is priced at $707,000 (MRRP). Deliveries are expected to commence in Q2 2021.
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