Mercedes-Benz AMG One goes up towards the GT Black Sequence in a drag race


Mercedes-Benz AMG has launched a video exhibiting how its latest flagship compares to its former one, in a drag race.

We’re speaking concerning the One hypercar which fits up towards the GT Black Sequence, two automobiles designed for final observe efficiency however with very totally different strategies of execution.

Whereas the GT Black Sequence went down the normal route of a robust V-8 up entrance and drive despatched to the rear wheels, the One options the identical engine discovered within the present crop of automobiles raced by the Mercedes Components 1 staff. It is a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6, particularly the unit from the championship-winning race automobile from the 2015 season.

The One truly contains a extra subtle powertrain than the F1 automobile, although. Whereas within the race automobile 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 all that and 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 automobile is comparatively heavy for a two-seater, weighing 3,737 lb, or near the load of a Ford Mustang GT.

However, acceleration is breathtaking, as we see within the video. Mercedes quotes a 0-62 mph time of two.9 seconds for the One, although that is probably on the conservative facet because the automobile simply outguns the GT Black Sequence whose official 0-62 mph time is 3.1 seconds, however has been demonstrated with a lot faster occasions than that. For comparability’s sake, the GT Black Sequence solely has 720 hp.

Sadly, there is no observe figures for the One simply but. However given the efficiency it demonstrates right here, you’ll be able to depend on it delivering a brand new manufacturing automobile lap document on the Nürburgring, a racetrack the place the One was noticed testing as lately as August. The time to beat is 6:43.61, set in 2020 by none aside from the GT Black Sequence.


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