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F1-engined Mercedes-AMG hypercar to come soon

F1-engined Mercedes-AMG hypercar to come soon
Santosh Nair Santosh Nair Wednesday 31 August 2016, 15:21 PM

Sources have revealed that the Mercedes-AMG hypercar is in the final stages of design. Both Mercedes and AMG are working hard to make this mid-engined hypercar a reality to celebrate AMG’s 50th anniversary.

With the Mercedes-AMG F1 team on a high, and in their relentless search for supremacy, there’s no denying the idea behind developing this hypercar. Power will be sourced from the same engine that does duty in their 2016 F1 car, a 1.6-litre bi-turbo V6 engine. In addition to this, two 80bhp electric motors will find their way on to the front wheels to boost performance. This powertrain will be capable of displacing a total output in excess of 1000bhp, and is expected to be built at the Mercedes-AMG high performance powertrains facility located in the UK. 

Engineers will make use of extreme aerodynamics similar to that on the Aston Martin-Red Bull 001, a carbon-fibre monocoque, and could also lend it a gullwing cockpit. Rumoured to weigh just 1000kg, this hypercar is expected to have a top whack of more than 354kmph and also displace the 0-100kmph sprint in under 2.5sec.

We shall give you more information on the upcoming Mercedes-AMG hypercar in the coming months. 

Picture: Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept

 

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