Last week they did it with a sedan, and today we are happy to announce that the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has set a new Nürburgring lap record and is now the fastest production car around Nurburgring. In case you missed it, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S sedan used AWD and massive power to cross the finish line in 7:23.009. What we didn’t know is that testing for this achievement involved a proper shakedown of the Black Series coupe.
GT3 Phenom Maro Engel was behind the wheel of the AMG GT to offer insights to his teammates. During the lead-up, he was able to help them find an optimal line while also perfecting the camber, corner weight, and suspension settings in his car. The old German track demands the hardest sway bar settings while keeping AMG traction control between notch 6 and 7, its most intrusive safety system.
Michelin offers two rubber compounds exclusively for this car, and he chose the softer one as the track warmed up. Far from the media and prying eyes, he aimed for the finish line at Wide Open Throttle. The timing lights read 6.48.047, nearly a second faster than a race-prepped Aventador SVJ from 2 years ago. Given the record holder is Rear Wheel Drive and has 4 fewer cylinders, Lamborghini will be hard-pressed to regain the top spot. As usual, Mercedes-AMG will build as many of these as dealers can order, with the exact tires and suspension seen below. So click the button to find our dealer near you.