Hamilton: Mercedes can construct a greater supercar than Ferrari

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

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

“I’ve been saying to Mercedes for therefore lengthy, why don’t you do a
actual automotive? Like, you’ve acquired AMG sports activities vehicles, 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 automotive
than them. We construct a greater racing automotive than them, why don’t
you guys construct one thing that takes Mercedes to a different
stratosphere…”

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

Mercedes-AMG Venture One idea, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Present
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Whereas “a greater automotive” can imply a whole lot of various things to
completely different individuals, on the subject of efficiency vehicles there are
undoubtedly some goal points that point out what automotive is
higher than one other.

And on this regard, there’s already proof that Mercedes is
constructing higher vehicles 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 Venture One, whose
improvement he’s partaking in, explicit regarding the
powertrain, the sound of the automotive is what actually excites him.
The streamlined form and the width of the observe are additionally
spectacular for Hamilton, who’s at the moment main the 2017 F1
World Championship.

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

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