Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers says an AMG GT Black Series is on the agenda.
Speaking to Top Gear magazine, head of Mercedes-AMG Tobias Moers revealed the GT R due to be unveiled at Goodwood later this year won’t remain the flagship model forever. That’s because a full-blown Black Series is being prepared, but he said it’s too early to talk about it.
That makes sense taking into account we haven’t seen the GT R yet, at least not without camouflage. It will draw its inspiration from the track-only Mercedes-AMG GT3 and is set to adopt a more aggressive body with a big rear wing. The biturbo 4.0-liter V8 will be massaged to deliver close to 600 horsepower which makes us wonder what the Black Series will get.
The AMG GT R is also set to go through an extensive diet which is believed to shave off as much as 175 pounds (79 kilograms). This is perhaps an overestimation, but rest assured the weight loss will be significant and the Black Series will be even lighter.
Following the introduction of the AMG GT R, Moers confirmed a roadster version will arrive at some point next year and maybe this one too will be offered in the meaner R configuration. Until that happens, the top brass at Mercedes-AMG revealed the E63 will be unveiled before the year’s end.
As a final note, Moers admitted Mercedes-AMG is working on hybrids and we will see some form of electrification on future models as a way to boost performance and improve efficiency. If you were hoping for performance diesels, that won’t happen as he sees more potential in electrified gasoline engines instead.