Mercedes-Benz AMG has printed the offical lap time for its One hypercar on the Nürburgring, and it is a new document for manufacturing vehicles.
Throughout an try on Oct. 28, the One was piloted by racing driver Maro Engel across the full 12.9 miles of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of 6:35.183. The time smashes the earlier document of 6:43.61, set by AMG’s personal GT Black Sequence in 2020, and is made all of the extra spectacular when you think about the run was made in damp circumstances.
“I didn’t anticipate that we might be capable of set such a lap time with these monitor circumstances,” Engel, who’s a profitable System E and DTM driver and winner of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, mentioned after the run. “In some essential areas of the monitor, it hadn’t dried fully but and was subsequently difficult.”
Mercedes lastly revealed the manufacturing model of the One in June, and the primary examples might be delivered to eagerly awaiting clients shortly—a five-year wait because the reveal of the idea on the 2017 Frankfurt auto present.
The automobile is powered by the identical engine discovered within the present crop of vehicles raced by the Mercedes F1 workforce. It is a turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6, particularly the unit from the championship-winning race automobile from the 2015 season. The One truly contains a extra refined 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 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 in at 3,737 kilos, or near the load of a Ford Mustang GT.
Mercedes-Benz AMG One manufacturing in Coventry, U.Ok.
For the document run, the One was set in its Race Plus drive mode. This mode is designed for monitor use and along with reducing the automobile (37 millimeters on the entrance and 30 on the rear), it additionally dials the aerodynamic and chassis settings to the max. Engel additionally used the automobile’s drag discount system in the course of the run.
Manufacturing of each the One’s F1 powertrain and the automobile itself is dealt with within the U.Ok. The powertrain comes from Mercedes‑Benz AMG Excessive Efficiency Powertrains, the division that develops and builds Mercedes’ F1 energy models.
AMG will construct a complete 275 examples, every priced at 2.275 million euros (roughly $2.3 million), and all construct slots are gone. Regardless that loads of the construct slots went to clients within the U.S., AMG wasn’t capable of certify the automobile and its finicky F1 engine on the market right here with out a substantial loss in efficiency, and thus will not promote it right here. There may be some hope for U.S. clients within the type of the Present or Show rule. Underneath the rule, non-U.S. licensed vehicles with historic or technological significance may be granted permission for personal import, albeit with restrictions, reminiscent of annual mileage restricted to 2,500 miles.