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Mercedes-AMG confirms Hypercar with F1 technology

Vishal Menon
Written by Vishal Menon

This is interesting! Mercedes-Benz has officially confirmed that they are developing the first ever AMG Hypercar. This statement was made by Daimler product development Chief Thomas Weber. Currently, Mercedes-Benz is using the F107 Formula One Hybrid race car which is powered by a 1.6-liter, turbocharged, V6 engine using the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System). There are rumors that the AMG Hypercar may have the same engine configuration as the F1 race car but considering this to be a road car, this V6 may have a larger sized engine producing over a 1,000 HP

The designers have also released a sketch depicting the outline of the hypercar. The project is a joint venture between AMG in Affalterbach, Germany, and the F1 development team in Brixworth, Northampton, which constructs the F1 motor.

The design of this car is a unique carbon fiber monocoque chassis frame which is similar to the range of new hypercars such as La Ferrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 and the Aston Martin AM-RB 001.

This car is one of the 10 new AMG cars which the company plans to launch in the near future. The hypercar is most likely to be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor show next year.