The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (2020) has just become the fastest production car at the Nürburgring.
On November 4th, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series became the fastest production car on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife (North Loop). In the hands of driver Maro Engel, the German coupe with the extreme look and performance achieved a time of 6’48″047 on the complete 20.832 km track.
The record-breaking track to 2019 is 20.6 km long, and the GT Black Series set a time of 6.43″616 on it. This beat the record set in 2018 by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ with a time of 6’44″97. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR remains the fastest road legal car (but not a production car as it is a factory modified model) on the track with a time of 6’40″33.
Race car settings
To achieve this record, Maro Engel and the manufacturer’s team made use of the many standard settings on the car. The front spoiler was set to the “Race” position, both planes of the rear spoiler were tilted in an intermediate configuration,
the ground clearance was lowered by 5mm at the front and 3mm at the rear via the suspension, the camber was pushed to the extreme with -3.8° at the front and -3° at the rear, and the anti-roll bars were set to the hardest setting. Finally, the driver played with the traction control between modes 6 and 7 (out of 9) depending on the circuit sectors.
Once this configuration was worked out, the German was able to make the most of the 730hp and 800Nm of torque from the 4L twin-turbo V8 associated with the rear wheels. Discover his trick in video!
That same day, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-door had broken the record for luxury sedans at the Nürburgring.
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