No less than 670 hp and an electronically-limited 1,000 Nm (738 lb ft) of torque were to be found under that sculpted hood and sent towards the 325/30 ZR 20 rear tires.
The Black Series version had a fixed coupe roof instead of a retractable one and, combined with an intensive used of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) parts, its overall weight was approximately 250 kg (551 pounds) lower than the roadster.
Since back then the 7G-Tronic was still torque-limited to around 750 Nm and the 7-Speed MCT was still on the drawing board, Affalterbach engineers were forced to use the old 5G-Tronic AMG Speedshift with a new shifting program to handle those gargantuan torque numbers.
Despite all these impressive features, you would expect it to lose in a drag race from a roll against a more modern and mid-engine Ferrari 458 Italia, right? Well, prepare to change you expectations from now on.