Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Steals Nurburgring Production Car Record by Over a Second
When it comes to being the best all-around race track performer, there’s really ...
When it comes to being the best all-around race track performer, there’s really only one place to go to prove a vehicle’s worth. Sure, holding records at any professional race track anywhere is impressive. However, the Nurburgring is definitely the granddaddy of them all.
The track provides all sorts of different challenges that truly put machines and drivers to the test. The technical nature of diverse turns really requires a stout combination to be able to conquer. However, if a car isn’t fast in a straight line, it’s going to struggle on the track as well as the nearly 13-mile course has plenty of sections to accommodate wide-open speed.
On November 17, we would see one of the most prestigious records in the production car market fall. The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series would take the top spot in terms of cars to lap the prestigious race track.
The previous record of 6:44.97 set by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ would be pushed into the rearview by the Black Series. The new record stands over a second faster as the AMG GT Black Series managed a 6:43.616 lap.
In most areas of the world, 1.354-seconds might not be much time to accomplish a lot of things. However, when it comes to a record where countless hours and even more dollars are invested in making magic happen, the margin is definitely something to write home about.
As far as production cars go, it seems like the 730 HP coupe is about the best that the dealership has to offer in terms of overall performance. However, if carving the corners while still having the power to really open it up on the straightaways is your preference, some of the other vehicles in the top 10 include the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Porsche 918 Spyder, and Lamborghini Aventador SV rounding out the 6:50 club.