Development of the long-awaited Mercedes-AMG One hypercar has reached a brand new milestone with prototypes now operating their full output of over 1,000 hp throughout monitor testing.
The F1-powered hybrid hypercar was first unveiled in 2017 however difficulties in getting its engine prepared for road-use have delayed the venture. These points have since been resolved and the One is being examined at Mercedes-Benz’s proving floor in Immendingen, Germany.
In significantly thrilling information, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the AMG One will quickly begin testing on the Nürburgring. Does this imply the German automaker will try to set a brand new manufacturing automotive lap document with the automotive?
At this stage, it’s onerous to say for certain, but it surely’s value preserving in thoughts a lot of high-performance automobiles are examined on the Nurburgring with out ever making an attempt to chase data. However, given simply how a lot efficiency is being provided by the AMG One, we’d be shocked if Mercedes didn’t need the world to know simply how briskly it’s.
Outgoing Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers told the media two years ago that with some modifications to the One’s aerodynamics, the removing of the air conditioner, and the fitment of slick tires, it may chase the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo’s outright document of 5:19.546. In road-going spec, we might be shocked if the AMG One didn’t beat the manufacturing automotive lap document of 6:44.97 held by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
As a reminder, the automotive options an F1-derived 1.6-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine and 4 electrical motors for a complete output of greater than 1,000 horsepower.