Mercedes-AMG One teased on Nürburgring – to dethrone 911 GT2 RS?

Starting its life as “Project One”, the production version of the Mercedes AMG-One was unveiled in June this year with only 275 units available, and all of them already spoken for. Just yesterday, Mercedes-AMG posted pictures of the Mercedes-AMG One hitting the Nürburgring Nordschleife, hinting at a new record by the single-engine, quad-motor hypercar from Stuttgart.

In a Facebook post, Mercedes-AMG penned, “It‘s time to witness something big. Something that we all have been waiting for. Are you ready for a new milestone? Stay tuned for a challenge of the monumental kind — powered by one combustion engine and four electric motors, the hardest teamwork, and the greatest trust.”

Prior to the social media post, the Mercedes-AMG One has been seen on the Green Hell, presumably setting a new lap record. The Facebook post affirms the assumption to be true. Did it set the fastest time for a production car? Did it set the fastest time for a hybrid production car? With the social media post, we don’t take it will be long until Mercedes unveils what really happened at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Powering the car is a 1.6-litre V6 engine that makes 574 hp (metric). While that may sound puny for a German hypercar, the engine is assisted by 4 electric motors that together make 611 hp (metric). Combined, the hybrid system makes an astronomical 1,063 hp (metric). The torque figure has not been specified by Mercedes as it is “not possible due to complex drive train”.

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Together with a 7-speed automated manual gearbox and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ AWD, the Mercedes-AMG One goes 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 7 seconds, and 0-300 km/h in just 15.6 seconds. The top speed of the AMG One is listed at 352 km/h. Just in case you were wondering, the 4 electric motors get power from an 800-V 8.4 kWh battery that provides 18.1 km of pure electric driving range.

If the Mercedes-AMG One sets a new record, the brand will reclaim its title from its fellow Stuttgart rival. Currently leading the chart for production vehicles fastest times on the 20,832 m lap of Nürburgring Nordschleife is the 991.2 Porsche 911 GT2 RS with 6:43.300 minutes. This is followed by the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series with 6:48.047 minutes and the 992 Porsche 911 GT3 RS with 6:49.328 minutes. We’re excited to see what Mercedes means by its “new milestone”.

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