Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed that a Black Series version of the new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car is in the pipeline.
"It won’t be here soon, because Black Series cars tend to come towards the end of a car’s production cycle, but an AMG GT Black is a car we must do," he revealed at the Detroit motor show.
Before then, Moers had promised to turn the GT into "a full family". This means a convertible version will be forthcoming, probably in 2016, as well as a high-performance GT3-style version that will be positioned between the existing GT S and the hardcore Black Series.
When interviewed about this car previously, Moers explained the plan thus: "We need more power, less weight, better aero and different suspension, but the targets should be the power-to-weight ratio, driveability, lap time and tremendous feel."
He also suggested it would be fair to speculate that a GT3 would have around 550bhp. A Black Series would clearly need to move the game on farther still.