The Mercedes-AMG supercar is real. Last weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, an insider from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team has confirmed that a street-legal hypercar is coming next year.
If you’re still waiting for the Aston Martin Red Bull 001, new competition is already lurking. Mercedes-AMG is now confirmed to be working on a hypercar with F1 technology. The monster sports car could already be unveiled in 2017; on time to mark the fiftieth anniversary of AMG, and it will become a formidable competitor for the Aston Martin Red Bull 001 and the Bugatti Chiron.
The Mercedes-AMG supercar will be powered by the 1.6-liter V6 turbo engine from the F1 W07 Formula 1 car, while additonal electric engines should take total power generously over a thousand horsepower, probably between 1000 and 1500. Double turbo will work together with three or more electric motors.
The design is said to be an extreme mix between the W07 F1 Formula 1 car and LMP1 Le Mans racers. The car’s chassis and body will be built around an F1-style carbonfibre monocoque. And should anyone have a bad night sleep over the price targets in this segment: AMG is aiming for four million euro for its new hypercar.