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Watch: Mercedes-AMG Teases "Something Fast"

Mysterious video edit gives up few details

Alex Nishimoto
Jul 8, 2015

In a mysterious teaser video, Mercedes-AMG hints that "something fast is coming." AMG saying it's making something fast is like Emeril Lagasse telling you he's making something garlicky. It's kind of a given. Still, we wonder what the engineers in Affalterbach have cooking.

Mercedes AMG GT Black Series prototype side profile Photo 2/7   |   Mercedes AMG GT Black Series prototype

Shot at what appears to be Germany's Hockenheimring circuit, the video doesn't show any part of the actual car. Instead, we get a POV shot of the track at speed, with the car's engine providing the soundtrack. That engine sounds a lot like the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 of the Mercedes-AMG GT. It's possible that this car is a higher-performance variant of the GT, either a Black Series or the rumored road-going version of the AMG GT3 race car. That track-only coupe, which debuted in Geneva this year, uses the previous SLS AMG's naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8. The Black Series model is said to use the standard GT's twin-turbo 4.0-liter tuned to between 550-580 hp. If that's the case, that would be a significant boost over the current range-topping GT S' 503 hp. Earlier this year we spied an AMG GT prototype testing at the Nürbugring wearing goodies like a large front splitter, fixed rear wing, and larger brakes. That could be the car teased in this video.

Mercedes AMG GT Black Series prototype front three quarter view Photo 3/7   |   Mercedes AMG GT Black Series prototype

Then again, this could be something completely different. The video doesn't give any hints as to when we can expect the full reveal, so we'll just have to wait for more clues. Until then, check out the video and tell us what you think AMG has in store.

Source: Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes AMG GT Black Series prototype rear end Photo 7/7   |   Mercedes AMG GT Black Series prototype
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