89 Mercedes claim new production car Nürburgring lap record

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Mercedes AMG have released on-board video of their latest "halo car" Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Black Series lapping Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6 minutes and 48 seconds - faster than any road legal series production car, including the Aventador SVJ.

The amusing part about this lap record is the very unconvincing 1 second margin - the Aventador SVJ lap record is just 1.4 seconds slower, which is negligible over a 20 kilometer, 7 minute lap.

Let me remind you that Mercedes have been on "Nürburgring kill streak", previously taking the 4-door sedan lap record for AMG GT 63 S.

 

4m ago by FastestLaps
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Valen  2m ago

“Put engine in the rear for better handling and performance” Myth Busted

 

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Aaron  2m ago

Only idiots actually believed that.


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Anonymous124  1m ago

Are the fastest track cars not rear engined?


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Cocobe  1m ago

First of all, this isn’t just a front engine car. It’s front-mid. In terms of handling it is very capable, but for drag racing, standing race starts, and when it gets wet, more weight over the driving wheels from mid engine is superior.

Secondly, the AMG GT black series wouldn’t work if it were for the super wide sticky tires. It would have a lot of trouble putting down 700hp


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Lambolover  3w ago @Aaron

I think Chevy did.....


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benedekpuskas  4d ago

Porsche 911 GT3 RS is even better at cornering than McLaren Senna


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Cocobe  4d ago @benedekpuskas

only for slow corners, wider and stickier tires.


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SpeedKing  3m ago

Just to give you a comparison between the AMG GT BS Nurb record and Laurens Vanthoor in a Porsche GT3 R race car with 500hp, slicks 1200kg(dry weight) at the Nurb i calculated the Porsche could do 6:29-6:30 over 20.6km. It highlights two things, one you don't need massive amounts of power to go fast on track and two the cars you can buy off the showroom floor are bloody fast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RwbRTXN45E&t=151s


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Cauf40f50  4m ago

Decent lap time


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benedekpuskas  4m ago

Interesting, you can't hear any noise from the tires in the video. I don't know much about tires but they definitely used sticky ones.


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inthend  4m ago

When your tire noise is louder than your V8 engine..bzzzzzzttttt


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benedekpuskas  4m ago

Now I'm confused, the SVJ's lap is 6:45, isn't it?

edit: Oh, it's the longer configuration.


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Corvolet3  4m ago

There's no BS when it's about the new Mercedes AMG GT BS :))


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Lambolover  4m ago

They finally showed it
Congrats to Merc and fans
And I like that they included the extra 200 meters as well


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SpeedKing  4m ago

"The amusing part about this lap record is the very unconvincing 1 second margin - the Aventador SVJ lap record is just 1.4 seconds slower, which is negligible over a 20 kilometer, 7 minute lap."
Yes as i've said on a number of occasions the difference between the GT2RS,SVJ,Pista and now the AMG GT BS on track is rather insignificant in the hands of the top GT3 racing drivers(Kern,Mapelli,Engel etc) because they're able to extract the most the car can deliver which journo drivers simply don't come close to. I've got a sneaking suspicion that the Huracan STO is going to be even faster than the AMG at the Nurb.


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Tracker  4m ago

This is their peak, let's enjoy it and don't think too much on next C63's 4-sh!tpot engine :D