Mercedes-Benz AMG in June lastly revealed the manufacturing model of the One hypercar, and the primary examples shall be delivered to eagerly awaiting clients later this 12 months—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 System 1 and top-level sports activities prototype race automobiles out on the monitor, and you may guess a lap file for manufacturing automobiles on the Nürburgring is on the agenda. The time to beat is 6:43.61, set by AMG’s personal GT Black Sequence in 2020.
Proper on cue, the hybrid hypercar was noticed this week testing laborious on the ‘Ring. It is doable the group at AMG are positive tuning issues and monitoring sector occasions in preparation for a file try.
Curiously, former AMG chief Tobias Moers in early 2018 mentioned the One had the potential to beat the longstanding all-out file of 6:11.13 set in 1983 by a Porsche 956 race automotive with Stefan Bellof behind the wheel. Just a few 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 System One automotive energy unit
The One is powered by the identical engine discovered within the present crop of automobiles raced by the Mercedes F1 group. It is a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6, particularly the unit from the championship-winning race automotive from the 2015 season.
The One really incorporates a extra subtle 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 burden of a Ford Mustang GT.
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.
Although lots of these construct slots went to clients within the U.S., AMG wasn’t capable of certify the automotive and its finicky F1 engine on the market right here and not using a substantial loss in efficiency. There may be some hope for U.S. clients within the type of the Present or Show rule. Beneath the rule, non-U.S. licensed automobiles with historic or technological significance will be granted permission for personal import, albeit with restrictions, corresponding to annual mileage restricted to 2,500 miles.