Mercedes-AMG One takes Nurburgring production car lap record

The Mercedes-AMG 1 has established a new quickest lap for generation vehicles at the Nürburgring, eclipsing the preceding file by practically 10sec.

The 1049bhp hypercar posted a time of 6min 35.183sec about the 156-corner circuit, driven by Mercedes DTM driver Maro Engel on 28 Oct. This lap time also took the record for the tremendous-athletics motor vehicle category.  

Dubbed a Method 1 car for the road, the £2.2 million hypercar is the most strong Mercedes-AMG road vehicle at any time manufactured, combining a modified version of the firm’s turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 grand prix motor with 4 electric powered motors.

The former manufacturing automobile lap file was held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing with a time of 6min 43.300sec. The outright Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record continues to be with the all-electrical, one particular-off Volkswagen ID R (6min 5.336sec).

“That was really an unforgettable encounter,” said Engel, who took the file on a moist and dirty observe. 

“I didn’t expect that we would be equipped to set these kinds of a lap time with these observe conditions. In some vital places of the observe, it hadn’t dried absolutely nonetheless and was as a result tough. That was a special obstacle.”

Engel extra: “Like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on their race weekends, I also had to deploy the electrical power of the hybrid generate in the ideal probable way. That is not quick, particularly with this length of observe. But that’s also a serious System 1 sensation.”