AMG One breaks Nürburgring lap record by 10 Seconds
The Mercedes-AMG has demolished the Nürburgring production car lap record. DTM driver Maro Engel lapped the Green Hell in 6 minutes 35.183 seconds in AMG’s new 750 kW Hypercar.
AMG One Broke Record by Ten Seconds
Engel’s time is almost ten seconds faster than the previous production car mark around the 156-corner track held by a modified Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT2 RS in a 6m 43.3s lap.
Mercedes-AMG’s One is a ‘Formula 1 car for the road’. The two million dollar hypercar uses a tweaked version of Hamilton and Russell’s Formula 1 power unit. It comprises a turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 grand prix engine and four electric motors.
“This was an unforgettable experience,” Engel explained. “I did not expect that we would be able to set such a lap time in damp and tricky track conditions – it was a special challenge!”
Engel Deployed Electric Energy In best Possible Way
“Like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on their race weekends, I had to deploy the electrical energy of the hybrid drive in the best possible way. “That’s not easy on a track this long, but it was a real Formula 1 feeling.”
“I’m proud of the AMG team and everyone involved in this project,” Mercedes‑AMG chair Philipp Schiemer wrapped it up.” We are very happy a with this fantastic lap time.
The record car was the same specification of the 275 units ready to ship to their new owners. Mercedes-AMG, the F1 team and High Performance Powertrains collaborated to hand build AMG One.