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Production of German hypercar, powered by 1049bhp Formula 1 engine, began earlier this year

The Mercedes-AMG One has set a new fastest lap for production cars at the Nürburgring, eclipsing the previous record by almost 10sec.

The 1049bhp hypercar posted a time of 6min 35.183sec around the 156-corner circuit, driven by Mercedes DTM driver Maro Engel on 28 October. This lap time also took the record for the super-sports car category.  

Dubbed a Formula 1 car for the road, the £2.2 million hypercar is the most potent Mercedes-AMG road car ever made, combining a modified version of the firm’s turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 grand prix engine with four electric motors.

The previous production car lap record was held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing with a time of 6min 43.300sec. The outright Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record remains with the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo (5min 19.55sec).

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“That was really an unforgettable experience,” said Engel, who took the record on a damp and dirty track. 

“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.”

Engel added: “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. But that’s also a real Formula 1 feeling.”

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Mercedes confirmed that the car used to take the record was the same “standard” spec as the 275 cars being delivered to owners. 

Mercedes‑AMG chairman Philipp Schiemer said: "I’m proud of the whole AMG team – everyone who was involved in this project.

“We’re the first ever to have taken on the challenges of the Nürburgring with a super-sports car. That’s also what makes this project so unique and I’m very happy about this fantastic lap time.”

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The car is the result of a close collaboration between Mercedes-AMG’s regular road car operation and the UK-based Mercedes-AMG F1 team and AMG High Performance Powertrains division. It is available in two-seat, left-hand-drive guise only.

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Pietro Cavolonero 10 November 2022

As much as I love the achievement, this will be bought by nobheads with "bragging rights" and not by pople wo actually know how to use such a beast.

Peter Cavellini 10 November 2022

Would the McMurty Car that went up the Hill at Goodwood make it round Nurburgring?, and, would it be faster?

Symanski 10 November 2022

Impressive record, and it's still a car you can drive home with too.


Surprised that nobody has yet brought the Valkyrie along?   I know it's said they're still not finished with Aston still trying to fix it and finish the car's software.