Hamilton: Mercedes can construct a greater supercar than Ferrari


Lewis Hamilton introduces the Mercedes-AMG Undertaking One on the
2017 Frankfurt Motor Present
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Mercedes-Benz is already whipping Ferrari’s tail in System 1,
however the German automaker’s star racing driver Lewis Hamilton
thinks Mercedes can beat Ferrari in highway automobiles as nicely.

Hamilton revealed his ideas to
High Gear throughout Monday’s reveal of the
Mercedes-AMG Undertaking One.

“I’ve been saying to Mercedes for thus lengthy, why don’t you do a
actual automobile? Like, you’ve received AMG sports activities automobiles, however I’m speaking
a few supercar,” the triple F1 world champion mentioned. “Why is
Ferrari constructing these supercars? We are able to construct a greater automobile
than them. We construct a greater racing automobile than them, why don’t
you guys construct one thing that takes Mercedes to a different

He ought to know contemplating he has the present pinnacle in
Ferrari highway automobiles,
the LaFerrari, in his ever-growing assortment.

Mercedes-AMG Undertaking One idea, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Present
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Whereas “a greater automobile” can imply a whole lot of various things to
totally different individuals, with regards to efficiency automobiles there are
positively some goal elements that point out what automobile is
higher than one other.

And on this regard, there may be already proof that Mercedes is
constructing higher automobiles than Ferrari. With regards to lapping the
Nürburgring, the most effective arbiters of efficiency, AMG’s
577-horsepower GT R has
set a lap of seven:10.92 by the hands of a check driver from
Sport Auto. The identical driver in Ferrari’s 488 GTB,
which has 83 hp greater than the AMG, may solely set a
time of seven:21.63.

As for Hamilton’s ideas on the Undertaking One, whose
improvement he’s partaking in, explicit regarding the
powertrain, the sound of the automobile is what actually excites him.
The streamlined form and the width of the observe are additionally
spectacular for Hamilton, who’s presently main the 2017 F1
World Championship.

Hamilton additionally gave some hints on how shut the Undertaking One will
really feel to his precise F1 racecar. He mentioned no highway automobile will ever
come near an F1 automobile merely due to the load,
aerodynamics, sense of [seating] place, and the fun you
get, however defined that the Undertaking One would be the closest
factor “by far” due to the sound and know-how.


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