Less than week after the rumored Mercedes-AMG hypercar was finally confirmed for production, the Formula 1 inspired coupe has already found an owner with an Australian customer making the first cash deposit.
“We already have a cash deposit. I can’t tell you who it is or how much the customer paid, but it’s my understanding it’s the first paid deposit [for that car] in the world,” said David McCarthy, Mercedes-Benz Australia’s senior manager for product and corporate communications.
The Mercedes-AMG hypercar will feature an F1-style carbonfibre monocoque and will borrow its technology from Formula 1. The rumor mill is speculating a turbo 1.6-liter V6 from Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 car. Two turbochargers should be good for a capacity of approximately 900 hp. In addition, an electric motor should provide the muscle bundle of extra power, complete with a sci-fi KERS energy-recovery system. Total output should target more than 1.000 hp.
The Mercedes-AMG hypercar will be a joint project between AMG in Affalterbach, Germany, and the F1 powertrain team in Brixworth, Northampton.