This week, Mercedes has officially broken the lap record at the Nurburgring with the AMG GT Black Series, a £335,000, 720bhp track monster with manually adjustable suspension and manually adjustable aero.
The Black Series can do 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and on to 201mph.
The AMG GT Black Series did the lap in 6:43.616 minutes beating the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ which achieved it in 6:44:97 back in July 2018. The lap record in question is only for production cars and Mercedes has said that everything you see fitted to the Black Series is from the factory, including the manually adjustable suspension and manually adjustable aero.
Things like the anti-roll bars, front splitter and rear wing can be fine tuned to give the car an edge on the track.
On the lap, Mercedes used a car which was fitted with the ‘Track Pack’ which adds carbon fibre bucket seats, four point harness as well as a roll cage.