Ladies and Gentlemen of the Internet, if you don’t mind be upstanding for the quickest creation vehicle actually to lap the Nürburgring. At 5pm on 4 November, German dashing driver Maro Engel set a laptime of 6m 43.616s in the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, beating the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ by a little more than a second and the Porsche 911 GT2 RS by around four seconds.
Mercedes reveals to us that for the record endeavor, which was led on a cold day on a track that was “not yet totally dry”, it utilized the Black Series’ movable suspension and aero. It extended the Black’s front splitter to the ‘Race’ position and changed the lower and upper blades of the rear wing to their center position.
Meanwhile it set the flexible enemy of move bars to their stiffest setting, dialed-in – 3.8 and – 3 levels of camber on the front and back axles individually and dropped the customizable coilover suspension by 5mm and 3mm front/back to “enhance the venturi effect of the front diffuser”.
It guarantees that “customers can also take advantage of all these settings and variations”. Whenever said clients are helpful with a bunch of spanners, obviously.
Engel set the nine-stage foothold control framework to situate six or seven “depending on the section of track”. What’s more, for the lap the Black wore standard fit Michelin “Pilot Sport Cup 2 R MO” tires.
These days endeavors to set a record-breaking laptime at the ‘Ring are administered by an exacting arrangement of rules to keep everybody on a level battleground.
Vehicles and tires are reviewed “with regard to their series-production state”, modern planning hardware must be utilized and a free public accountant must be available to confirm that makers are staying in line.
Vehicles are placed into classifications as characterized by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority – the Black is a “sports car” – and multiple times recorded.
The one cited on the ‘Ring’s site is for the full 20.832km circuit. Anyway producers will in general cite times for the 20.6km circuit, which Mercedes says “has been the measure of all things” for quite a long time. The more limited lap has diverse beginning and end goals, so all things being equal, isn’t really a lap at all.
It’s occasions for the 20.6km course that we cited toward the beginning of this article. The Black’s laptime for the 20.832km circuit is 6m 48.047s. Still a record for the quickest “creation vehicle” to actually lap the Nürburgring.
However, the Black isn’t the quickest “road-legal sports car” to have lapped the ‘Ring. That honor goes to a Porsche 911 GT2 RS altered by Manthey Racing, which in mid 2018 set a period of 6m 40.3s (6m 44.749s for the 20.832km track).