Watch Mercedes-Benz AMG’s One hit the Hockenheimring racetrack


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

AMG has boasted the One will come near matching the efficiency of Formulation 1 and top-level sports activities prototype race vehicles out on the monitor, and final week the corporate launched a video of the automotive storming Germany’s Hockenheimring racetrack, with Mercedes Formulation E driver Maro Engel behind the wheel.

Like us, you are most likely dying to know what the automotive and its F1 engine sound likes when pushed in anger, and fortunately the video does not disappoint. Nonetheless, what we nonetheless do not have are any monitor occasions. The video cuts brief earlier than Engel completes a lap. As a information, the lap file for the Hockenheimring’s present 2.84-mile grand prix monitor is 1:13.780, set in 2004 by Kimi Raikkonen in a McLaren F1 race automotive.

Efficiency figures that we do have embrace 0-62 mph acceleration in 2.9 seconds, 0-124 mph in 7.0 seconds, 0-186 mph in 15.6 seconds, and a prime velocity capped at 219 mph (doubtless because of the aerodynamics). A manufacturing automotive lap file of the Nürburgring can also be doubtless, although we’ll have to attend and see. The time to beat is 6:43.61, set by AMG’s personal GT Black Sequence in 2020.

Mercedes AMG W07 Hybrid 2016 Formula One car power unit

Mercedes AMG W07 Hybrid 2016 Formulation One automotive energy unit

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

The One truly includes a extra refined powertrain than the F1 automotive, although. Whereas within the race automotive 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 extra 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 automotive is comparatively heavy for a two-seater, weighing in at 3,737 kilos, or near the load of a Ford Mustang GT.

Maro Engel drives the Mercedes-Benz AMG One at the Hockenheimring

Maro Engel drives the Mercedes-Benz AMG One on the Hockenheimring

AMG plans to construct simply 275 examples of the One, every priced at 2.275 million euros (roughly $2.295 million), and all construct slots are gone.

Despite the fact that a whole lot of these construct slots went to clients within the U.S., AMG wasn’t in a position to certify the automotive and its finicky F1 engine on the market right here with no substantial loss in efficiency. There’s 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 might be granted permission for personal import, albeit with restrictions, akin to annual mileage restricted to 2,500 miles.


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