My cannabis-inspired Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series custom build aka "Canna Benz" - GT7 Scapes
N Northlake Way - Seattle, Washington
Red Bull Ring - Spielberg, Austria
Liberty Bride - Budapest, Hungary
Taman Sari - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Nishi-Shinjuky - Tokyo, Japan
San Pedro - California, USA
Tsuru-no-Mai Bridge - Aomori, Japan
Yosemite National Park - California, USA
Tongariro National Park - North Island, New Zealand
Trail at Lake Gunn - South Island, New Zealand
We all know of Mercedes-Benz as one of the most prominent luxury car brands in the entire world. These German cars are built to not only impress, but be driven. This is especially true for their high-performance AMG division. If you see an AMG badge, know that car is fast and ready to hit the race track.
AMG pushes furthest to its limits with the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. This two-door coupe is the even more race-focused version of an already insane car in the Mercedes-AMG GT. You can notice the difference between the cars by the badges and additional black body kit pieces. This thing is downright filthy in terms of looks and I just had to purchase myself one in Gran Turismo 7.
As I always do with my GT7 car builds, I add all of the best mods to maximize performance. Then it's time to customize the car to the nines and create a custom livery.
Before we talk about how this all went for what I like to call my "Canna Benz", let's talk a bit about the history behind this amazing automobile.
Since its debut in 2014, the Mercedes-AMG GT came in various forms, including a roadster and a 4-door coupé. There were high-performance versions offered, including the potent AMG GT Black Series that was introduced in 2020.
Weighing in at 3560 lbs, the Black Series represented the pinnacle of the AMG performance brand, thus, the AMG GT Black Series possessed true race car technology. Under its hood was a specially tuned twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that produced 719.9 HP and 800 Nm (590.0 ft-Ib) of torque. It came mated to a strengthened 7-speed DCT transmission whose gear ratios were revised. The end result was a car that ran from zero to 62.1 mph in 3.2 seconds, to 124.3 mph within 9 seconds, and reach a top speed of 201.9 mph.
Not all about going fast in the straight line, AMG tuned the chassis to capably handle the extra power, while the body was reshaped in various places to provide adequate downforce. In short, the AMG GT Black Series is a race car for the street, tuned to the nth degree by the most prominent luxury and motorsports brand in the world.
When I initially purchased the car, I went with the stunning Green Hell Magno paint job. This color is easily recognizable as one of the sexiest AMG colors in existence.
I decided to stick with the stock wheels on this one as they fit perfectly with the personality of the car. 20s in the front and 21s in the rear, an ever so slight stagger.
Next, I paid just about as much as the price tag of the car itself to afford the best mods for this car. The result was an even more powerful coupe dying to burn rubber on the track.
Specs after mods:
708 ft-lb torque
The Green Hell Magno color is what inspired my livery design idea. It immediately made me think of cannabis. So I scoured the user uploads for some weed-like designs to use. I found plenty, my favorite being the bucket hat-wearing skull smoking a joint while wearing sunglasses.
I also found some very appealing geometric designs that I used to give the car a more flamboyant appearance. This all paired perfectly with the subtle racing stripes on the hood and the pot leaves on the lower portions of the front and rear.
The BLACK aspects of this AMG GT are still quite apparent. The side skirts, spoiler, hood, mirrors, roof, front splitter, trunk lid, and rear bumper are all blacked out. This combination, I feel, creates an absolutely stunning livery design overall.
Before testing how the car drives, I zoomed on over to GT7's Scapes photo mode to capture 10 beautiful photographs of the car to share here on Liketu.
I visited locations in Hungry, USA, Japan, Austria, Indonesia, and New Zealand for some epic backdrops for my photos. Most of them are stills, but I got a few rolling shots now that I've figured out how to do that.
The one in Indonesia is my favorite just because the ancient architecture is so damn beautiful. I however choose a different photo to use as the cover image since it shows the design better.
Once I finished with the photoshoot, it was off to the race track to finally get behind the wheel of my Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, aka "Canna Benz".
To mix with the sound of this beast of a car's exhaust note, I fired up one of my favorite songs. A song that I initially discovered while playing Need For Speed Unbound, but it fits perfectly with the vibe of this car.
I'm of course talking about the German rap song by AK AusserKontrolle x Bonez MC called "In meinem Benz".
Here is a YouTube video for it if you want to give it a listen:
I can now confirm without a doubt that my Canna Benz drives just as good as it looks. I'm not joking at all when I say it is honestly one of my favorite cars to drive that I have in my virtual collection. It is so powerful and handles so well around corners and at high speeds.
This was one of my most satisfying builds so far, but I can guarantee that it will not be the last one I create.
If you enjoyed this post, drop a comment and let me know. Feel free to tell me your favorite photo of the bunch.
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Green is one of my favorite colors.
That was one of my favorite movies as a kid. Perhaps it was the mask that inspired us both to love that bright green color so much.
My favorite basketball team's colors are also green and white. So maybe that is another reason.
That's a great reason why. My local college basketball team and the university that I attended for a bit are also green and white. They've got a couple of NBA prospects this year and are close to breaking into the Top 25 of the NCAA rankings.
Nice car and beautiful design
Thank you! 🌬️💨
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Deadly Awesome car !!!
Looks like one of the best racing car available in the market with the the speed of 124.3 mph within 9 seconds. That's crazy.
I appreciate that! It’s an insanely fast car and handles marvelously… so I absolutely had to match the style to that same level of competitiveness and sexiness.
Qué increíble, el modelo es súper hermoso 🤩
Gracias por las amables palabras mi amigo.
It looks beautiful in California but that Austria.. The second one... Hell yeahhh thats beautiful, the view from the headlight always stunning...
Love where you got the inspiration 😎💯
That Austria shot on the track is one of my favorites too.
Thanks for showing some love bro 🤝
Mercedes-Benz is my favorite car. I am very fond of cars and have driven many cars. Its design is very beautiful and the sound it has is very amazing. I like green color a lot because it is the color of our flag. One i will buy my dream car. I pray that the day I buy my favorite car is very soon. I mostly like your California shot.
I’ve driven a Mercedes crossover before, but never a coupe or sedan. I know they must be awesome cars to own and drive. I’d like for my next car to be a Mercedes, BMW, or another Audi. German cars are just built different.
Yeah Mercedes is very great and amazing car. Men are very fond of driving vehicles like you are thinking that in the coming time will also get bmw Audi and drive. Will run it.
There’s something about being in control of a death machine and threading the needle between living and dying. The more capable the car, the better the feeling.
Yes, you are right, we should drive the car as much as it is under our control, if it happens, our life may end. And if we drive the car wrongly, people's lives will also be in danger, so it is better to control the car as fast as possible.
😎😉😜 what he'd say about bollywood films?? :P
IN MIN BENSSS..
yo, that car is SIC, and that color scheme.. 👍👍👍
The song and the car are both a vibe. I have an idea for a music video showing off the car with that song playing.
great modifications to your Mercedes AMG also I never tire of expressing all the beautiful landscapes that we have the GT7
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That "Canna Benz" is great and the combination of names is even better. Also, if we add it to the images of the GT game, it makes a unique combo
Can't think of a better Mercedes combo.
The third picture is the Gellért Bridge in Budapest. Looks cool!
I love that one so much. It's coming right at ya head-on.