Mercedes-AMG One takes Nurburgring production car lap record

The Mercedes-AMG A person has set a new quickest lap for manufacturing autos at the Nürburgring, eclipsing the prior record by almost 10sec.

The 1049bhp hypercar posted a time of 6min 35.183sec all over the 156-corner circuit, driven by Mercedes DTM driver Maro Engel on 28 Oct. This lap time also took the document for the super-athletics motor vehicle classification.  

Dubbed a Components 1 car or truck for the street, the £2.2 million hypercar is the most powerful Mercedes-AMG street car or truck at any time made, combining a modified edition of the firm’s turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 grand prix motor with 4 electric powered motors.

The earlier manufacturing vehicle lap record was held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing with a time of 6min 43.300sec. The outright Nürburgring Nordschleife lap report remains with the all-electrical, a person-off Volkswagen ID R (6min 5.336sec).

“That was truly an unforgettable practical experience,” explained Engel, who took the document on a damp and dirty observe. 

“I did not anticipate that we would be in a position to set such a lap time with these observe disorders. In some essential regions of the track, it hadn’t dried entirely nonetheless and was therefore challenging. That was a distinctive obstacle.”

Engel added: “Like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on their race weekends, I also experienced to deploy the electrical electrical power of the hybrid generate in the best probable way. That’s not simple, primarily with this duration of observe. But that is also a authentic Formulation 1 sensation.”