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Porsche 911 GT2 RS breaks Mount Panorama production car lap record

A Porsche 911 GT2 RS has broken the production car lap record at Mount Panorama, with amateur driver Jeff Morton behind the wheel. The time of 2:14.24 – achieved during a Super Sprint session at the Challenge Bathurst event – shaved more than two seconds of the previous record of 2:16.50, set in 2017 by Bernd Schneider in a Mercedes-AMG GT R...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series breaks Nurburgring production lap record

Mercedes-AMG's most powerful series-production model, the GT Black Series, has broken the overall lap record for production cars around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Recording a time of 6 minutes, 43.616 seconds around the 20.6km layout of the iconic German circuit, the GT Black Series beats the 6-minute 44...

Video: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door reclaims Nurburgring lap record

Mercedes-AMG’s GT 63 S 4-Door has once again reclaimed its place at the top of the Nurburgring Nordschleife timesheet. The Affalterbach brand has today announced that a model-year-2021 version of its flagship performance liftback has once again snatched the lap record for ‘executive cars’ around the Nordschleife layout of the iconic German circuit, with a time of 7 minutes, 27...

$400,000 Mercedes-AMG burned to the ground in apparent online protest

A disgruntled Russian YouTube star has used the video streaming platform to stage a dramatic protest against Mercedes-Benz. Mikhail Litvin doused his luxury Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S four-door in petrol before setting it alight and watching it go up in flames, totally destroying the car which, in Australia, starts from $358,735 plus on-road costs...

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series price and specs: Most powerful AMG is here

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series priced from $796,900 plus on-road costs Only 28 to allocated to Australia 537kW/800Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 Titanium roll cage comes as standard The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has been announced for the Australian market, and just 28 local buyers will have the chance to claim one...

2018-2020 Mercedes-AMG C63 S, GT63 S, and GLC63 recalled for stability fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 1140 AMG vehicles with Model Years from 2018 to 2020 (MY18-MY20). The problem occurs in Mercedes-AMG C36 S, GT63 S, and GLC63 models. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the vehicle's stability control system may not function as intended, due to incorrect calibrations...

Mercedes-AMG recalls C63, G Wagon, and GT S for emissions fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 956 AMG vehicles with Model Years from 2015 to 2018 (MY15-MY18). The problem occurs in Mercedes-AMG C63, G Wagon, and GT S models. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the computer may not function as intended if left sitting for a period of time, resulting in emissions which do not meet regulations...

Multiple Mercedes-Benz models recalled due to seat latch, air-conditioning faults

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued two recalls, with the first relating to 4227 examples of the A-Class with Model Years from 2018 to 2019 (MY18-MY19) due to an issue with the air conditioning drain tube. Water condensation from the air conditioning unit could leak onto electrical components, potentially causing malfunctions relating to the airbag control unit, engine starting, fuel pump, and emergency call system...

Mercedes-AMG GT Black limited edition only available to Project One buyers

A variant of the new Mercedes AMG GT Black Series – dubbed the ‘P One Edition’ – will be exclusively available to buyers of the delayed AMG Project One hybrid hypercar. The ‘P One Edition’ of the Mercedes AMG GT features a colour scheme that closely mirrors the company's Formula One livery...

AMG GT worth $300k stripped at airport valet car park

A Mercedes-AMG GT coupe has been stripped of its panels after being left with an airport valet car park service. Jay Tranter and his girlfriend returned to the UK from a Portugal holiday to discover the $300,000 supercar was all but destroyed by thieves. The British couple had left the vehicle with a valet service at Birmingham airport for five days, at a cost of £52...

Video: Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series teased

Mercedes-AMG has teased the upcoming GT R Black Series with a video released on YouTube. Featuring a cameo from YouTuber Shmee150, the short video gives us a glimpse of the limited edition flagship model from the German performance car brand. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series is expected to be a step-up from the GT R Pro, which itself uses a twin-turbo 4...