AMG boss thinks Challenge One will break all-time Nürburgring file of 6:11.13


Mercedes-AMG Challenge One idea, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Present
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The upcoming Mercedes-AMG Challenge One hypercar is
with out query going to be quick: it is a street-legal automotive with
a Formulation 1 race automotive’s powertrain.

Now it appears the Challenge One would possibly set a brand new bar for outlining
quick: destroying the all-time Nürburgring lap file.

AMG boss Tobias Moers instructed
Autocar that “it is affordable to take a position” the
model’s new hypercar would goal to beat the all-time ‘Ring lap

That file in query was 6 minutes and 11.13 seconds set in
1983 by a Porsche 956 race automotive with Stefan Bellof behind the

The present lap file for a street-legal automotive is
the 6:43.22
set final 12 months by the McLaren P1 LM. And
the file for manufacturing automobiles is the 6:47.three set by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, additionally final
12 months.

Mercedes-AMG hasn’t launched full particulars regarding the
Challenge One’s powertrain, however the may have over 1,000
horsepower from a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 and 4 electrical
motors. The engine will get mated to an electrical motor that helps
ship energy to the rear wheels. There is a second electrical motor
built-in with the turbocharger to assist spin its compressor
early. After which for added energy and traction there are two
extra electrical motors powering the entrance wheels.

Resulting from its glossy physique and energetic aerodynamics, the Challenge One
ought to produce round 1,500 kilos of downforce at pace, which
will support in its quest to race across the ‘Ring.

Whether or not the Challenge One can grow to be the world’s quickest automotive
across the ‘Ring is but to be seen, but when completed it would
be fairly a feat contemplating this can be a manufacturing automotive we’re
speaking about.

The Challenge One is anticipated to be revealed in manufacturing kind
later this 12 months. AMG may even reveal the title of the automotive at
the reveal.

Keep tuned.


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