Mercedes-AMG Challenge One idea, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Present
AMG will construct simply 275 examples of its
Challenge One hypercar, however as a substitute of letting all the
automobile’s high-tech wizardry go to waste after the ultimate one is
constructed, the corporate will import it into future fashions.
That is the phrase of AMG boss Tobias Moers who in an interview
Autocar printed Friday mentioned the Challenge One’s
know-how will function in common manufacturing fashions from about
2020 or 2021.
However earlier than you get excited concerning the prospect of extra AMG automobiles
powered by the Mercedes-AMG Method 1 engine that can function
within the Challenge One, notice that Moers within the interview is
referring particularly to the hypercar’s Four-motor electrical drive
Within the Challenge One, one electrical motor is mated to the engine
and helps spin the rear wheels. One other electrical motor is
built-in with the turbocharger to assist spin its compressor.
Thus far the setup is identical utilized in F1. The place the Challenge One
differs is the addition of two extra electrical motors
independently powering every of the entrance wheels, thus making
the hypercar an all-wheel-drive automobile. Importantly, all 4
electrical motors are capable of recapture vitality that is then saved
in a lithium-ion battery.
So what common manufacturing mannequin may we see the setup used? A
successor to AMG’s GT sports activities automobile is an effective guess. Or maybe the
firm will add a mid-engine supercar as a everlasting fixture
to its lineup. That will in all probability ruffle just a few feathers at
one other sports activities automobile marque near Stuttgart.
AMG will unveil the manufacturing model of the Challenge One later
this yr. Construct slots for all 275 automobiles are offered out and the
first clients ought to begin receiving their automobiles in early