Mercedes-AMG One Sets a New Record Time in the Nürburgring Nordschleife

 

Mercedes-AMG sets a new record for the fastest lap round Germany’s Green Hell in a production vehicle, using the One hypercar with racing driver Maro Engel behind the wheel.

 

 

While the news has only been reported recently, Mercedes broke the record on the 28th of October. Despite suboptimal track conditions, Engel blitzed a 6:35.183 run on his final lap, shaving an astounding 8 seconds off the previous 6:38.835 time of Porsche’s 911 GT2 RS. Maro had a total of 4 laps, all of which was done with damp track conditions. Having to wait for better track conditions spared less than an hour for all the team’s attempts. Maro, who had previously set a record on the same track with another Mercedes, had already clocked a pretty good time on his third attempt, and managed to do an even faster lap.

 

 

The German driver commented,“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.”

 

 

The Nürburgring Nordschleife’s layout spanned over 20.8 km, full of sharp corners and treacherous sections. Many cars have been lost to the track; it’s probably the course with the most crashes on it, having multiple compilations on YouTube of people wrecking their vehicles. There are only 275 AMG Ones produced, and it makes use of a 1.6-liter V6 with four electric motors. It has a total output of 1049 horses, is capable of a 2.9 second 0-62 mph sprint, and has a top speed of 352 km/h. 

 

 

We assume Mercedes will have another go, given better conditions, or when others set a new record. That being said, congrats to Mercedes and Maro for the new record; we await the next car to initiate a call for the One.

 

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