Less than a week after the rumored Mercedes-AMG hypercar was finally confirmed for production, the 2 million euro Formula 1 inspired coupe has already found an owner, unofficial sources reveal.
As far as the current unofficial information goes, the first owner is an Australian customer. He has already made the first cash deposit and will expect his car to be delivered some time around 2020.
“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 in figures
The Mercedes-AMG hypercar will feature an F1-style carbon fiber 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 and two electric motors.
Two turbochargers should be good for a capacity of approximately 900 hp or even more. A sci-fi KERS energy-recovery system will make the street legal car a road monster. Total output should target anywhere between 1.000 and 1.300 hp.
The Mercedes-AMG hypercar will be a joint project between AMG in Affalterbach, Germany, and the F1 powertrain team in Brixworth, Northampton. Formula 1 champion, Lewis Hamilton is also part of the project.