The Mercedes-AMG One just set an absurd record at the Nürburgring

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  • The multimillion-dollar Mercedes-AMG One hypercar set a new lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring with a time of 6:35.183.
  • According to Mercedes, the lap ended on October 28 with parts of the 12.944-mile track still drying out.
  • The car was driven by Nürburgring 24 Hours winner and DTM competitor Maro Engel and the record followed the official Nüburgring-Nordschleife rules, using the official start/finish line in section T13.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG One hypercar has set a new lap record for production cars on the Nüburgring-Nordschleife. Maro Engel drove the hypercar to an incredibly fast time of 6:35.183, following the official standard for Nürburgring records, which have changed in recent years to use the same start/finish line in the T13 section of the track. Information on official record standards can be found on the Nürburgring website here.

The time achieved by the AMG One reached a new record for production cars on the famous Green Hell. This isn’t Engel’s first record: in 2020 he set a production car record of 6:48.047 in the formidable Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. The Porsche 911 GT2 RS Manthey topped that with a time of 6:43.300 in 2021. The Manthey kit is currently only available from European Porsche dealerships, making it a bit of a production gray area, although Porsche has previously announced a plan to allow US customers the option of retrofitting the kit. Engel completed the new lap on October 28, with parts of the track wet from rain, which resulted in less than ideal driving conditions.

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“I didn’t expect that we could achieve such a time with these track conditions. In some crucial areas of the track it had not yet fully dried and was therefore delicate,” Engel said in a statement. “It was a particular challenge.”

The AMG One is a hybrid hypercar that’s basically a street-legal Formula 1 car. The 1.6-liter V6 revs to 11,000 rpm and the powertrain also uses four electric motors. Two motors power the front wheels, one is coupled to the engine and the other to the turbocharger. Mercedes claims a combined horsepower north of 1000 but has not released detailed specs.

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