As a retirement gift, AMG has given the engine new camshafts, specially coated bucket tappets, a more efficient intake tract, more-durable crankshaft bearings, and a titanium exhaust system that shaves 29 pounds.

The mighty V-8 goes out barking, spitting, and spinning all the way up to 8000 rpm.

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Coupled with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential and sticky rubber, this allows for very repeatable 3.2-second zero-to-60 sprints.

Keep it buried, and the quarter-mile falls in 11.2 seconds at 128 mph, the same time as a Lamborghini Gallardo.

All 622 horsepower (up from 583 in the SLS GT) show up at 7400 rpm with 468 pound-feet of torque coming in at 5500 rpm.

An angry Sprint Cup car–like thrum pulses out of the Black’s four exhaust tips to warn the hard of hearing.

Uhlenhaut’s car was also an eardrum destroyer; it had to wear a goofy Samsonite-shaped muffler tacked onto its front fender, presumably to keep Uhlenhaut from getting deported to East Germany.

Turn the transmission-control knob to the “race start” setting and the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is primed for launch.

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