Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series sets new Nurburgring recordNovember 18, 2020
The fastest production car at the Nurburgring was the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, setting a new lap record in 6: 43.616.
The record belongs to the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series driven by GT3 racer Maro Engel. No modifications were made to the car for the race, although Mercedes did tweak various aspects of the aerodynamics and suspension system to save as much time as possible. The 6: 43.616 time eclipses the previous record of 6: 44.97 set by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in July 2018.
The results have been published twice: the first time, 6: 43.616, refers to a 12.8-mile (20.608 km) track traditionally used for lap record attempts. As of 2019, automakers are encouraged to complete a 12.944 mile (20.84 km) full lap, and the AMG GT Black Series completed that lap in 6: 48.047.
In a record attempt, the carbon fiber front splitter was pushed to the “Race” position, and the lower and upper blades of the rear fender were set to mid-position. In addition, the coilovers were lowered by 5mm at the front and 2.54mm at the rear, while the car had negative camber 3.8 degrees at the front and 3.0 degrees at the rear. The adjustable anti-roll bars were at their most difficult position, and Engel adjusted the 9-speed traction control system between sixth and seventh positions depending on the track section. The car was shod in standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R MO tires.
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