THE MERCEDES-AMG ONE IS THE FASTEST EVER ROAD-LEGAL CAR AROUND NüRBURGRING
The Mercedes-AMG ONE represents the pinnacle of engineering and technology from the automaker. The motoring world expected the car to be fast at the hands of a competent driver, and on the 28th October 2022 the car was handed to AMG brand ambassador and race driver Maro Engel at Nürburgring-Nordschleife so he could put the hypercar through its paces. In less than ideal conditions man and machine became one and the record for a road-legal production car was shattered by an amazing eight seconds with a lap time of 6:35.183 minutes. When you take into account that Nürburgring-Nordschleife measures 20.832 km with over 150 corners and 170m of elevation change, the new record lap time is pure brilliance.
“That was really an unforgettable experience,” said Maro Engel after completing the record lap. “I didn’t expect that we would be able to set such a lap time with these track conditions. In some crucial areas of the track, it hadn’t dried completely yet and was therefore tricky. That was a special challenge. We tried to find the optimal deployment strategy during the pre-tests. Like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on their race weekends, I also had to deploy the electrical energy of the hybrid drive in the best possible way. That’s not easy, especially with this length of track. In addition, the DRS function had to be used optimally. But that’s also a real Formula 1 feeling. I would like to thank you for this opportunity and the trust you’ve placed in me. It was definitely something very special to drive this incredible car on the Ring.”
"I’m proud of the whole AMG team – everyone who was involved in this project. The various departments in Affalterbach as well as our colleagues at HPP in Brixworth never gave up and continued to push the dream of this vehicle. This success is the well-deserved reward for their hard work. Even though the AMG ONE is certainly more at home on a Grand Prix circuit than on the Nordschleife – as is so often the case with this project – we’ve simply gone one step further. We’re the first ever to have taken on the challenges of the Nürburgring with a super sports car. That’s also what makes this project so unique and I’m very happy about this fantastic lap time," said Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
With the weather being at odds for performance driving, the track was damp and dirty and by the time things were as ideal as they could be on the day the team only had time to put in just four laps. With 782 Kw on tap and all the trickle down F1 technology available, the car was dialled in with optimum settings that are available as standard on the car everything came together perfectly. The car Mercedes-AMG ONE has a limited top speed of 352 km/h and during the fast lap the car reached a 338 km/h top speed. Also impressive is the fact that the Mercedes-AMG is the first car manufacturer to go for lap records on Nürburgring Nordschleife a hypercar and set official records there making it not only the fastest road-legal car on the Nordschleife, but also number 1 in the Nürburgring "super sports car" category.
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