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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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Mercedes AMG-One, the F1 of the road


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NEW – Close to its mass production, the supercar from the firm with the star gives a fairly precise idea of ​​the sensations experienced by Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of his single-seater.

Installing a Formula 1 engine in a road car: this is not the first time that a manufacturer has tried the experiment. But never has the level of sophistication been so high as with the Mercedes AMG-One. The result of close collaboration between the engineers of the F1 department of the English factory in Brixworth, the AMG technicians in Afalterbach and the Mercedes design offices in Stuttgart, the Project One supercar is close to production. A vehicle made its first public outing last weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The first copies are now almost ready to be delivered to their owners. It’s almost a miracle as the development of this extraordinary vehicle has been a journey strewn with pitfalls. Adapting the operation of an F1 engine to road use, or even city use, required special development.

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According to the specifications, the AMG-One had to be able to start without requiring the intervention of an army of engineers and be used on a daily basis without fear of breaking down. It’s that the Project One is powered by the Formula 1 engine of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. Hybrid technology combines F1’s 1.6-litre V6 with four electric motors. The first is directly integrated into the turbocharger, the second is installed directly on the V6 and the last two are on the front axle. Depending on the modes, the Mercedes supercar can be rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive or traction (electric mode).

A cumulative power of 1,063 hp

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Featuring air-spring distribution and revs of up to 11,000 rpm, the V6 delivers 574 horsepower. With the contribution of the electric motor of 90 kW (122 hp) connected to the turbocharger and that of 120 kW (163 hp) connected to the crankshaft of the V6, the cumulative power comes to 680 hp. By combining the two electric motors located on the front axle and each delivering 163 hp, Mercedes announces a total power of 1,063 horsepower. The combustion engine is associated with a seven-speed manual gearbox developed especially for the One.

The lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 8.4 kWh provides an electric range of nearly 18 km.

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In the end, the Mercedes supercar does not exceed 1,695 kilos on the scale thanks to a monocoque cell and a carbon body but also to five-arm axles made of aluminum. The latter incorporate adaptive suspensions. As for the style of the car, it is dictated by the laws of aerodynamics and the significant cooling needs.

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Finally, the search for the best possible driving comfort dictated the ergonomics and the interior atmosphere. The F1 type steering wheel covered with buttons will require, like all the elements of the car, some explanations before hitting the road. Six driving programs are offered: electric, standard hybrid favoring electric mode, Race with the V6 which recharges the battery, Race Plus to be reserved on the circuit. In the latter case, the aerodynamics adapt to intensive use, the chassis is lowered by 37 mm at the front and 30 mm at the rear. From the Race Plus mode, it is possible to activate the Strat 2 mode allowing full power to be available, as for a qualifying lap. This is how 100 km/h is reached in 2.9 seconds; 200 km/h in 7 seconds. Note that when cold, the internal combustion engine never starts before the catalysts have reached their operating temperature.

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