Mercedes confirmed making of a hypercar which will have powertrain in its Formula One race, on the eve of the Paris Motor Show 2016.
Tobias Moers said that a they will put new benchmark. Tobias is head of AMG which is making the car partnership with F1 engineers. Production will start in about 2 years.
This limited edition car suppose to have mid-engine two-seater based on a short draft flashed on screen at media event. Moers said that hypercar have chassis and body of carbon fiber.
Power needs to remotely decrease from the 1.6-liter V-6 hybrid now in F1 car. On the other side, horsepower will go beyond 1,000.
Ola Kallenis, board member, said that they will develop technology and will put it into a road car. This will be most expensive and spectacular AMG even if it would be a daily driver.
More details will be released 2017, said Daimler chief Dieter Zetche.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Robert will be test drivers
Board member, Thomas Weber, said that the automaker commitment to electrified vehicles is clear from a hybrid hypercar. Also the lesson learned will trickle down line of products. Although it will have less than 50km electric-only range, the Mercedes-AMG boss confirmed it will boast an kinetic energy recovery system. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Robert will be test drivers. They will also add input. Moers said that the challenges envelop developing meeting emissions requirements and a gearbox. Engine making will be done in the U.K. while AMG will be doing undercarriage in