83 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.

 

2m ago by FastestLaps
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Valen  1m ago

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

 

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Aaron  2d ago

Only idiots actually believed that.


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SpeedKing  2m 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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Aaron  2d ago

You're comparing a street only car vs a purpose built racecar. How on earth is that fair? Even a mclaren senna can't compete with a 650s gt3.


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Cauf40f50  2m ago

Decent lap time


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benedekpuskas  2m 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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Aaron  2m ago

Smells like cheat, but they still put down a badass time, for a front engined car especially


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benedekpuskas  2m ago @Aaron

I don't think they cheat.


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Lambolover  2m ago @Aaron

Enough with "I can't hear the tires so it's cheat" already
They said the same for Performante


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FastestLaps  2m ago

The mic is probably not the best quality or placement. It sounds tinny here and very flat crank-ish. Is it really flat crank engine? Either way it is impressive how well it revs, considering its a turbo 8.


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Lambolover  2m ago @FastestLaps

Same as Hockenheim mic setup

 


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FastestLaps  2m ago @Lambolover

It sounds like a McLaren and I couldn't come up with worse insult for a v8 sound

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benedekpuskas  2m ago @FastestLaps

It sounds like something between cross and flat plane crank.


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Aaron  2m ago @Lambolover

I didn't say anything about tires.Even if I did, the perf was awd, on slicks, and I still heard some tire spin (very ocasionally tho)


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Corvolet3  2m ago @FastestLaps

V8 TDI

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SpeedKing  2m ago @Aaron

The Performante was on semi-slicks actually :)


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Lambolover  2m ago @FastestLaps

Actually some Mclarens sound better

 


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FastestLaps  2m ago @Lambolover

From outside and with gnarly exhaust and with lots of revs.


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Lambolover  2m ago @FastestLaps

I still like the sound of 3.8 liter V8s that was on Mp4, P1, 650S, and 675LT
But as the models got more powerful, the sound got worse and now to hairdryer level

 

1:07


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FastestLaps  2m ago @Corvolet3

I am not sure about that. I actually like turbodiesel sounds (r5 r6 v6 v8). V8 tdi probably makes nicer v8 tone at 3000 rpm than mclaren at 3000 rpm.


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Corvolet3  2m ago @FastestLaps

The older ones surely do. Not so sure about the new SQ7 tho


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Seaman  2m ago @FastestLaps

No.


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FastestLaps  2m ago @Seaman

Yes


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Aaron  2d ago @SpeedKing

WeLl AcTuAlLy...


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inthend  2m ago

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


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benedekpuskas  2m 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  2m ago

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


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Lambolover  2m 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  2m 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  2m ago

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

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