SPIED: Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Collection noticed?

Earlier this yr, it was reported that Mercedes-AMG will probably be christening its flagship GT mannequin with the Black Collection moniker, and it'll apparently be debuting in 2020. By then, the AMG GT could be six years outdated, which suggests the Black Collection mannequin is likely to be the automobile’s swan music earlier than its successor comes alongside.

This camouflaged unit of the AMG GT R was noticed by our spy photographers, however visually, there’s no modifications other than the twin-stacked exhaust pipes. Apparently, the engine and exhaust additionally sound louder than regular, which signifies that the prototype may very well be packing a meaner punch than the present vary of AMG GT.

Going by Black Collection fashions up to now, one can count on extra energy – the M178 Four.zero litre twin-turbo V8 used within the GT R makes 585 PS and 700 Nm of torque, however will seemingly be additional elevated for the GT Black Collection.

Given the truth that the GT Four-Dour Coupe didn't include the 805-hp hybrid powertrain like that fitted on the GT Idea, we may presumably see an electrified model of the AMG V8 getting used within the GT Black Collection. “The subsequent Black Collection executed from the GT have to be one thing actually shocking,” AMG boss Tobias Moers acknowledged.

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