- The multi-million-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 was completed on October 28 while parts of the 12.944 mile track were still drying off.
- The car was piloted by Nürburgring 24-Hour 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 set a new lap record for production cars on the Nüburgring-Nordschleife. Maro Engel piloted the hypercar to blisteringly fast time of 6:35.183, following the official standard for Nürburgring record runs, which have changed in recent years to utilize the same start/finish line in section T13 of the track. Information about the official record standards can be found on the Nürburgring website here.
The time set by the AMG One achieves 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 through European Porsche dealerships, making it a bit of a production gray area, though Porsche previously announced a plan to allow U.S. customers the option to retrofit the kit. Engel completed the new lap on October 28, with parts of the track damp from rain resulting in less than ideal driving conditions.
“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,” Engel said in a statement. “That was a special challenge.”
The AMG One is a hybrid hypercar that’s essentially a street-legal Formula 1 car. The 1.6-liter V-6 revs to 11,000 rpm and the powertrain also utilizes four electric motors. Two motors power the front wheels, one is paired with the engine, and another to the turbocharger. Mercedes claims a combined horsepower figure north of 1000 but hasn’t released detailed specs.