Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers recently revealed that the development on the AMG One hypercar was delayed due to development issues. But, not only is Mercedes taking its time to sort out development issues, it is extending the development period to make the hypercar even faster.
First up, our sources have informed that the initial target weight of the AMG One hypercar has been dropped for a more ambitious one to help achieve its performance goals. Mercedes was initially targeting a kerb weight of around 3000 lbs (1,350 kg). Also, according to our sources the AMG One will be slightly more powerful than the initially planned 1039 hp.
Mercedes is also considering a Motorsport package for the AMG One, which would be in line with the Aston Martin Valkyrie Track Pack. The Motorsport package could add even more extreme aerodynamics to the hypercar as well as boost in performance from the hybrid V6 powertrain for an even more extreme performance on the track.
Speaking of track performance, the AMG One will attempt to set a record at the Nurburgring. New details reveal that Mercedes is already prepping the car for the record run.
At the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Moers had informed that AMG One was delayed by around nine months and the car wont be out before 2020.