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Mercedes-AMG GT3 Road Car Prototype Shows Black Series-Like Aerodynamics in First Spyshots

Now that the Mercedes-AMG GT has found its way onto the road, the time has come for the special editions to enter the spotlight. Speaking of which, a GT prototype has just been spied lapping the Nurburgring with a comprehensive aerodynamic package.
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As you can see, the splitter on the front fascia looks like it wants to have the Nordschleife all to itself and while a complete wide body kit is not present, the fenders are wider. The downforce parade is completed by winglets placed on the front fascia, as well as on the front wings - the latter, together with the front wheel arch air vents of the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS remind us that this area of a sportscar is now the latest aero trend.

Forget the small fixed wing adorning the AMG-GT Edition One, this prototype features a much more generous one.Not a Black Series
Basically, all the treats of a Black Series treatment, wider tracks included, are here. As usual, this dark knight will be the most powerful model in the line-up.

Yes, the GT S may have brought us 503 hp (510 PS), but the full potential of Affalterbach's all-new 4.0-liter V8 has yet to be unleashed.

Nevertheless, the Germans are most likely playing a Joker card here. While AMG bos Tobias Moers has confirmed the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, such a model usually arrives later in a vehicle's life.What is it then?
Mercedes-Benz launched the GT in 2014, confirming the usual life cycle of seven or eight years. Seeing the prototype now means we'll most likely get the production vehicle in 2016 as a 2017 model year, which sounds like an appropriate time frame for the launch of a rod-going version of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 racecar we got in Geneva this year.

You might recall a series of reports that arrived soon after the sportscar was launched in 2014, which indicated Mercedes-AMG want to introduce the same million-editions pathway that Porsche has been successfully using for its 911.

So, instead of a Black Series, all the camouflage is probably hiding the street-legal track machine. As you've already figured out, this will be a direct hit aimed somewhere between the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, but the Mercedes will use a different designation.

When it comes to the road, the "GT3" moniker belongs to Zuffenhausen, as the recently-won battle with Aston Martin has shown.What to expect
First of all, what not to expect - forget about the racecar's SLS GT3 -borrowed naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8. This story will stick to its four liters of forced induction.

In terms of sheer power, don't expect the car to climb past 550 hp - even so, the V8 will probably use different turbines, but it will have less weight to carry around, as a carbon fiber diet is expected.

As usual with such models, sheer acceleration or top speed figures alone won't be enough to explain them, but a few high-speed corners behind the wheel should do the trick. Don't worry though, it will all be communicated through a new Nurburgring lap time.


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