F1-powered Mercedes-AMG One sets new lap record at Nürburgring



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F1-powered Mercedes-AMG One sets new lap record at Nürburgring

Mercedes-AMG One hypercar, a limited-edition plug-in hybrid sports car featuring Formula One technology, had set up a new lap record ahead of a road-legal production at Nurburgring track. In point of fact, Mercedes-AMG One hypercar came in at a price tag of $2.75 million, standing at sixteenth place in the tally of most expensive hyper sports cars of 2022 behind Koenigsegg Jesko which came with a tag of $3 million.

Previously, Bugatti La Voiture Noire is the most expensive modern-day hyper sports car that was sold at a tag of $18.7 million, while 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, a vintage which was the fastest car back in the 60s, had been sold at an eye-propping $70 million.

Only 36 Ferrari 250 GTO were manufactured between 1962 and 1963. Nevertheless, Mercedes-AMG One will be featuring a V6 turbo-hybrid engine based on 2016 Mercedes Formula One power unit.

Mercedes-AMG one sets new lap record in Nurunberg

Later last month, Mercedes-AMG One has set a lap-timing of 6:30.705, shattering a prior record held by Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR by eight seconds.

Just before the track had been set to close, Mercedes GT3 driver Maro Engel had set the timing at 5:14 PM local time. The track closes at 5.15 PM. Nonetheless, the dusky condition was far from ideal for such a drive, though, it appears that the track became better with each run, while Engel had delivered his best shot at the very last moment.

Meanwhile, after setting the record, speaking in an interview with a press agency, Engel said, “That was really an unforgettable experience," Engel said. "I didn't expect that we would be able to set such a lap time with these track conditions.

In some crucial areas of the track, it hadn't dried completely yet and was therefore tricky. That was a special challenge. We tried to find the optimal deployment strategy during the pre-tests. Like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on their race weekends, I also had to deploy the electrical energy 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's also a real Formula One feeling.