Mercedes-Benz AMG One hits the ‘Ring in possible record attempt preparation

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Mercedes-Benz AMG in June lastly revealed the manufacturing model of the One hypercar, and the primary examples can be delivered to eagerly awaiting clients later this yr—a five-year wait because the reveal of the idea on the 2017 Frankfurt Worldwide Motor Present.

AMG has boasted the One will come near matching the efficiency of Components 1 and top-level sports activities prototype race vehicles out on the monitor, and you may guess a lap document for manufacturing vehicles on the Nürburgring is on the agenda. The time to beat is 6:43.61, set by AMG’s personal GT Black Collection in 2020.

Proper on cue, the hybrid hypercar was noticed this week testing arduous on the ‘Ring. It is potential the group at AMG are effective tuning issues and monitoring sector instances in preparation for a document try.

Apparently, former AMG chief Tobias Moers in early 2018 mentioned the One had the potential to beat the longstanding all-out document of 6:11.13 set in 1983 by a Porsche 956 race automobile with Stefan Bellof behind the wheel. A number of months after Moers made the remark, Porsche took its 919 Evo time-attack particular across the ‘Ring in an insane 5:19.55, a time the One is unlikely to the touch.

Mercedes AMG W07 Hybrid 2016 Formula One car power unit

Mercedes AMG W07 Hybrid 2016 Components One automobile energy unit

The One is powered by the identical engine discovered within the present crop of vehicles raced by the Mercedes F1 group. It is a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6, particularly the unit from the championship-winning race automobile from the 2015 season.

The One truly incorporates a extra refined powertrain than the F1 automobile, although. Whereas within the race automobile there’s solely the turbocharged V-6 and a motor-generator driving the rear wheels, plus a second motor-generator built-in with the turbocharger, the One has two further motor-generators. These drive every of the entrance wheels and supply the One with all-wheel drive. Peak output is 1,049 hp, although the automobile is comparatively heavy for a two-seater, weighing in at 3,737 kilos, or near the burden of a Ford Mustang GT.

Mercedes-Benz AMG One

Mercedes-Benz AMG One

AMG plans to construct simply 275 examples, every priced at 2.275 million euros (roughly $2.311 million), and all construct slots are gone.

Despite the fact that a variety of these construct slots went to clients within the U.S., AMG wasn’t in a position to certify the automobile and its finicky F1 engine on the market right here with out a substantial loss in efficiency. There may be some hope for U.S. clients within the type of the Present or Show rule. Below the rule, non-U.S. licensed vehicles with historic or technological significance could be granted permission for personal import, albeit with restrictions, similar to annual mileage restricted to 2,500 miles.

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