Video: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series testing on the Nurburgring

If you do one thing today, you have to hear this Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series prototype crackling and popping on the Nurburgring during testing. It’s just pure V8 euphoria.

Mercedes-Benz’s AMG Black Series development division was recently seen testing a prototype of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black series on the Nurburgring. This is the faster, more focused version of the already epic SLS AMG.

In standard form, the SLS AMG uses a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 developing 420kW of power and 650Nm of torque. The SLS AMG Black Series is expected to come with a revised engine producing around 450kW and 680Nm.

On top of the increases in engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series will also feature tract-focused sports – almost racing – suspension, a racing-inspired cockpit with bucket seats and some weight reduction, and a new fat and flared bodykit.

This latest video from Auto Motor und Sport in Germany proves previous reports were spot on, that AMG is indeed developing such a car.

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Click play on the video below. The Nurburgring action starts at around the halfway mark. Lovely sounding V8 engine, wouldn’t you agree?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.