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£2.2 million Mercedes-AMG One sets lap record at Nürburgring

£2.2m Mercedes-AMG One sets new Nürburgring record in production car: lap of six minutes, 35,183 seconds is less time than it takes to hard-boil an egg

  • The lap time of Mercedes-AMG One is almost 10 seconds faster than the previous record
  • Lightweight hypercar uses the powertrain of the 2016 season Mercedes F1 car
  • It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 218 km/h
  • Only 275 copies will be made for customers and are already sold out

The £2.2 million Mercedes-AMG One has officially become the fastest ‘production car’ to complete the terrifying 12.9-mile Nürburgring circuit, beating the previous record by almost 10 seconds.

The 1,049-horsepower hypercar completed the 156-turn undulating circuit on October 28 in a time of 6 minutes and 35.183 seconds, with Mercedes DTM driver Maro Engel at the wheel – that’s about 25 seconds less than it takes to drive a medium. hard to cook. mate egg!

The hypercar is the most powerful Mercedes road model of all time, with the powertrain lifted from the back of the official F1 team’s 2016 racing machines, in which Nico Rosberg led seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton to the driver’s crown that year.

New record: Mercedes driver Maro Engel poses with the new production car lap record in the £2.2million One hypercar

Mercedes confirmed that the car used for the record attempt was as ‘standard’ – that is the same as the 275 customer models that will soon be delivered to owners.

They are all equipped with a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine, an 8.4 kWh battery and four electric motors.

The One’s red line is limited to just – and we ‘only’ use it loosely – 11,000rpm compared to the 2016 F1 car’s 15,000rpm rev limit, but will still hit 100mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds and racing to a top speed of 218 mph.

Each limited-edition two-seat hypercar – available only with the left-hand drive – was sold to dedicated Mercedes customers before the incredible engine was officially launched in September 2017.

The previous lap record on the legendary German track for a production car sold to the public was held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing, who clocked the track in 6 minutes and 43,300 seconds.

The 1,049-horsepower hypercar completed the 156-turn undulating track in a time of 6 minutes and 35.183 seconds on October 28.

The previous lap record on the legendary German track was held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing, which clocked the track in 6 minutes and 43,300 seconds.

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Mercedes confirmed that the car used for the record attempt was a ‘standard’ that is the same as the 275 customer models that will soon be delivered to owners

However, Porsche still has a number of titles around the Nürburgring.

The Taycan Turbo S is the fastest production electric car, taking first place on the Tesla Model S Plaid in August with a lap time of 7 minutes 33.35 seconds.

The AMG One’s time is also over a minute slower than the absolute lap record around the ‘Nordschleife’, which currently belongs to Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo endurance racing car at 5 minutes 19.55 seconds.

The hypercar is the most powerful Mercedes road model of all time, with the powertrain lifted from the back of the official F1 team’s 2016 race machines

Each of the two-seat hypercars – available only with the left-hand drive – was sold to dedicated Mercedes customers before its official launch in September 2017.

The time of the AMG One is more than a minute slower than the absolute lap record around the ‘Nordschleife’, which belongs to Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo endurance racing car at 5 minutes 19.55 seconds

The One’s redline has an 11,000rpm limit compared to the 15,000rpm rev limit of the 2016 F1 car, but will still reach 100km/h from standstill in 2.9 seconds and to a top speed of 218km/h you racing

Commenting after breaking the lap record, Engel said: “That was a truly unforgettable experience.

“I didn’t expect that we would be able to set such a lap time with these track conditions. In some crucial parts of the track it hadn’t completely dried up and was therefore difficult. That was a special challenge.’

He added: ‘During the pre-tests, we tried to find the optimal implementation strategy. Like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on their race weekends, I also had to use the electric power of the hybrid drive in the best possible way. That’s not easy, especially with this length of track.

‘In addition, the DRS function had to be used optimally. But that is also a real Formula 1 feeling.’

Jacky

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