The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series has claimed the title of world’s fastest production car.

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

Not in terms of top speed — a record that’s currently in dispute after the SSC Tuatara set a controversial 316 mph mark on a Nevada highway in October — but around a benchmark track.

The high performance coupe set a lap time of 6:43.616 at Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife, which is a punishing 12.8-mile stretch of rough and twisted track that automakers use to test sports cars and see how they measure up against their peers.

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

The 720 hp coupe driven by pro racer Maro Engle beat the previous record set by the $517,770 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ LP770-4 in 2018 by a scant 1.35 seconds, which almost makes the $389,000 GT Black Series look like a bargain.

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