The Mercedes-AMG A person has set a new fastest lap for output cars and trucks at the Nürburgring, eclipsing the preceding record by just about 10sec.
The 1049bhp hypercar posted a time of 6min 35.183sec about the 156-corner circuit, driven by Mercedes DTM driver Maro Engel on 28 Oct. This lap time also took the history for the super-athletics auto group.
Dubbed a Method 1 auto for the street, the £2.2 million hypercar is the most powerful Mercedes-AMG street auto at any time built, combining a modified edition of the firm’s turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 grand prix motor with four electrical motors.
The earlier production vehicle lap record was held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey-Racing with a time of 6min 43.300sec. The outright Nürburgring Nordschleife lap document remains with the all-electrical, one-off Volkswagen ID R (6min 5.336sec).
“That was definitely an unforgettable knowledge,” stated Engel, who took the document on a moist and dirty track.
“I didn’t be expecting that we would be able to established these a lap time with these keep track of disorders. In some critical regions of the keep track of, it hadn’t dried fully nonetheless and was for that reason tough. That was a exclusive obstacle.”
Engel additional: “Like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on their race weekends, I also had to deploy the electrical power of the hybrid drive in the greatest attainable way. Which is not uncomplicated, especially with this length of monitor. But that’s also a true System 1 experience.”