- The multimillion-dollar Mercedes-AMG One hypercar set a new lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring with a time of 6:35.183.
- According to Mercedes, the lap was completed on October 28 while parts of the 12.944 mile track were still drying.
- The car was driven by Nürburgring 24-hour winner and DTM competitor Maro Engel and the record followed the official Nüburgring-Nordschleife rules, with the official start/finish line in section T13.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG One hypercar set a new lap record for production cars on the Nüburgring-Nordschleife. Maro Engel piloted the hypercar to a blistering time of 6:35.183, according to the official standard for Nürburgring record runs, which has changed in recent years to use the same start/finish line in section T13 of the track. Information on the official record standards can be found on the Nürburgring website here.
The time set by the AMG One achieves a new record for production cars on the famous Green Hell. This is not Engel’s first record: in 2020 he set a production car record of 6:48.047 in the formidable Mercedes-AMG GT Black series. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey surpassed it with a time of 6:43.300 in 2021. The Manthey Kit is currently only available through European Porsche dealers, making it a bit of a production gray area, although Porsche previously announced a plan to allow US customers the option to retrofit the kit. Engel completed the new round on October 28, with parts of the track damp from rain leading to less than ideal driving conditions.
“I did not expect that we would be able to set such a lap time with these track conditions. In some important areas of the track it was not completely dry yet and was therefore difficult,” Engel said in a statement. “It was a special challenge.”
The AMG One is a hybrid hypercar that is essentially a street-legal Formula 1 car. The 1.6-liter V-6 revs to 11,000 rpm and the drivetrain also uses four electric motors. Two motors drive the front wheels, one with the engine, and another with the turbocharger. Mercedes claims a combined horsepower figure north of 1000, but has not released detailed specifications.
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