Next year is very important for the high-performance AMG division as the company celebrates its 50 years anniversary. And to mark the occasion Mercedes will help it deliver a mid-engined hypercar.
According to the latest report, a well placed source from within the company has tipped the media about the car during the past weekend’s Belgium Grand Prix, with the car apparently in the final design stages and engineering development just around the corner. It seems that under the hood the same 1.6-liter V6 engine taken from the current W07 F1 car will be deployed – packing around 1,000 horsepower. Nine-hundred horsepower would come from the V6 thanks to upgrades considered and the production should take place at the Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains facility in the U.K.
Just like the current crop of hypercars, two electric motors will also be on point for assistance – placed over the front wheels and those will add another 160 horsepower (119 kilowatt). With a possible curb weight of just 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms), the designers will also have aerodynamic function in front of styling. This sounds much like the Aston Martin-Red Bull 001 project and the maximum speed is projected at 220 mph (354 km/h), with the 62 mph sprint doen in under 2.5 seconds.