Published on September 29th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes Hypercar Confirmed At Paris
Mercedes has just confirmed that it will make a mid-engined hypercar to cash in on its enormous success in F1 in the last few years. The announcement came on the eve of the Paris motor show opening.
Mercedes is giving no technical details on the project just yet, but it will be of all-carbon-fibre construction and will use an engine at least based on the 1.6-litre V6 hybrid engine used in the W07 Mercedes-AMG F1 cars by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The car will be built in strictly limited numbers and will more than likely cost north of €4-million each.
Mercedes’ head of research and development Prof. Thomas Weber confirmed to the attending media, “I am very excited to officially confirm: our next big thing at AMG is already in the pipeline. We are going to create an AMG Performance Hybrid featuring our Formula 1 drivetrain technology. Under the lead of AMG, our performance companies will join forces and create the most efficient and, at the same time, the best performing and most spectacular AMG of all time – some might even call it a hypercar. But no matter what you call it – it will definitely show how we will take our performance brand into the future with extremely efficient and intelligent drive train technology. Of course, as you can expect from us, there will be no compromises in terms of the emotion appeal of this car.”