Like its iconic predecessors, the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is one beast of a car.

It sits at the top of the GT range, being Merc’s most powerful model ever, and sports some clever active and passive aerodynamics inspired by the GT3 racer.

Those louvers, air intakes and outtakes, hood scoops and giant rear wing are all there to help it corner faster at high speeds, and the modified twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 gives it the grunt to match those looks.

The V8 has a flat-plane crank and puts out 720 horsepower (730 PS / 537 kW) and 590 pound-feet (800 Nm) of torque. It sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.2 seconds, and to 124 mph (200 km/h) in less than 9 secods. Give it enough space and it will eventually top out at 202 mph (325 km/h).

Despite being front-engined, it actually feels like a front mid-engined car, according to the latest review in which the GT Black Series was put to the test at the Lausitzring track by Autocar. The reviewer also commented that the steering is light and offers loads of feedback and the brakes are good.

Overall, one can call it a rewarding driving experience, although for £335,000 ($432,495) in the UK, that’s to be expected. After all, that’s high-end supercar territory, so it has to be not just good, but very good, to make its mark.