Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series Confirmed by Tobias Moers

Giancarlo Perlas November 30, 2018

The Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro was just revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The car is a more powerful version of the AMG GT R with a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine beneath its hood. It’s capable of delivering 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque between 1,900 rpm and 5,500 rpm. The car is so fast that it finished a lap on the Nurburgring track in just 7:04.662.

There were rumors earlier that a Black Series version of the AMG GT R is in the works. These were further fueled by spy shots showing a more powerful-looking variant of the AMG GT R. Fast-forward to the LA Auto Show, it has become clear that what we saw previously was the AMG GT R Pro.

With the introduction of the AMG GT R Pro, some were left to believe that the AMG GT R Black Series will no longer come. However, AMG boss Tobias Moers confirmed that there’s more in line within the AMG GT range. In fact, he answered on a positive note with the word “Yep” when he was asked about a Black Series version of the car.

Moers explained that the AMG GT R Pro is not yet the new Black Series. He said that it is merely a track-focused type of the AMG GT R, and he cleared out that the AMG GT R Pro has always been a part of their program.

Although the information about the AMG GT R Black Series is still scarce, it was already hinted that it might arrive in 2020 during another interview with Moers earlier this year.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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