Mercedes-AMG One, queen of the Nürburgring

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NEWS – The hybrid hypercar that the star firm has developed becomes the fastest production car on the Nürburgring track.

The Mercedes-AMG One hypercar, these are figures to make your head spin: a cumulative power of 1,063 horsepower by combining the 1.6 liter V6 derived from the engine that powers the Formula 1 cars of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell and the four electric motors, a rotational speed of up to 11,000 rpm, a weight contained at 1,695 kilos thanks to the use of a monocoque cell and a carbon body, a top speed of 352 km/h, accelerations to you nail the bucket with a 200 km / h reached in 7 seconds, a price of 2,730,000 euros and now a time of 6 minutes 35 seconds and 183 hundredths on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, the reference circuit for sports cars. On the variant of the route taken for the super car test, the time is 6 minutes 30 seconds and 705 hundredths. A new record!

The precedent had been held since 2021 by the Porsche 911 GT2 revisited by the preparer Manthey. On the reference track, the Mercedes-AMG One smashed the time of its rival from Stuttgart by eight seconds. This is not nothing because the Mercedes driver, Maro Engel, did not benefit from particularly favorable conditions.

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The record was set on October 28 on a track strewn with dead leaves and still wet in places. The berlinetta with the star was fitted with Michelin Sport Cup 2R tyres. Maro Engel had also selected the “Race Plus” driving program which determines a lowering of the vehicle by 37 mm on the front axle and 30 mm on the rear axle, as well as the firming of the chassis and the maximum power of 1,063 horses. To achieve this time which will go down in history, the AMG driver was also able to rely on the performance of the drag reduction system. This DRS retracts the louvers on the fenders as well as the two-stage rear wing.

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To set his time, Maro Engel also had to manage the energy from the battery by using the energy flow control system which allows the recovery of energy during braking. Thus in the last section of the circuit, the fastest with the long straight leading back to the pits of the circuit, the battery still offered enough power to allow the Mercedes-AMG One to reach a top speed of 338 km/h.


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