The closest factor to a homologation particular we’re more likely to see
out of Method 1, the Mercedes-AMG Venture One is one very
On the sidelines of the Frankfurt motor present, we sat down with
AMG’s Rene Wollman. His enterprise card calls him the Venture
One’s “Venture Chief,” however he is far more than that. He was
the one which AMG boss Tobias Moers turned to when it got here time
to develop the more and more impartial division’s first
hypercar. Wollman’s resume is numerous, as you’d anticipate from an
automotive engineer, however what stands out is his work on the
model’s SLS AMG Electrical Drive. The Venture One takes
electrification to a wholly completely different stage, giving anybody
with a driver’s license and upward of $2.7 million the world’s
most superior, street-legal automobile.
Primarily based on that dialog, listed here are 5 issues you might want to
know in regards to the Mercedes-AMG Venture One.
It is an F1 automobile…for the highway
The Venture One isn’t race-derived. It is mainly a
full-on race automobile with a physique shell and a handful of concessions
made for compliance in locations like Europe and North America
the place airbags and lights are must-haves and emissions requirements
require that vehicles not spew too many hydrocarbons. Beneath
its physique, which was formed as a lot by the wind because it was a
designer’s pen, lies a powertrain basically plucked from
Mercedes-AMG’s W06 Method 1 race automobile.
Mercedes unveils EQA compact electrical automobile idea in
Technically, what was proven off in Frankfurt is an idea automobile,
however an actual one is coming and it is going to look loads like
Venture One has upward of 1,000 horsepower from a 1.6-liter
turbocharged V-6 mated to a quartet of electrical motors. The
first electrical motor delivers energy rearward. Two extra are
positioned up entrance to ship energy to every of the steerable
wheels. A fourth electrical motor is built-in with the turbo
that each supplies muscle to its compressor and captures
in any other case wasted exhaust vitality.
Every motor has its personal battery, which successfully quadruples
the battery capability in comparison with an F1 racer. Certain, there are
myriad small adjustments designed to assist the Venture One final
longer than a single race, since house owners aren’t precisely going to
drive their Venture One hypercars at 10/10ths 100 p.c of
the time like Lewis Hamilton does along with his race automobile.
It is filled with trick
Wollman instructed us that the Venture One is “extra highway automobile than F1
automobile,” however that AMG makes use of a lot of the identical damper know-how to
tackle no matter pavement the hypercar is more likely to encounter.
Even with its F1 powertrain, this smooth two-door isn’t any
Its suspension is bespoke and anybody conversant in superior
suspension know-how will see that it takes benefit of
Multimatic’s trick gold-tinted Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve
dampers. No, they’re most likely not the identical items used within the
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, however we’re keen to wager that AMG’s
expertise utilizing them within the base GT coupe and convertible paid
off (go for the adjustable suspension in these vehicles and also you
will not get the Multimatic dampers).
There are not any anti-roll bars within the Venture One. As an alternative, a
strut angled towards the left aspect of the car does that job
much better than a metallic bar might.