72 Mercedes AMG One sets new Nürburgring lap record

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Mercedes AMG One becomes the first modern hypercar to be tested at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and beats reigning champion Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT2 by more than 8 seconds.

On October 28 Mercedes AMG One with racing driver and AMG brand ambassador Maro Engel managed to set 6:30.70 and 6:35.18 lap times for 20.6 and 20.8 km configurations. For the full length Nordschleife, this is almost 13 seconds faster than same driver managed previously in another Mercedes AMG - the GT Black Series.

According to Engel, track conditions were far from perfect with some parts of the track not being fully dry. Despite this, Mercedes did not abandon their plans and inherent performance of the car was enough to still break the record and do it with convincing margin.

It will likely take another extraordinary hypercar to beat this record, or Mercedes themselves with another run for the AMG One in more suitable conditions. As long as Mercedes are on top of the lap time chart, it is unlikely they will try again. What could prompt them to do this is if Porsche beats their time with the upcoming GT2 RS or some of the other 1000 horsepower rivals decide to take the risk and join the Nürburgring sweepstake.

I believe 6:30 is slightly out of reach for the theoretical 992 GT2 RS, but Porsche are known to exceed my expectations. Just recently they managed 6:44.85 with 992 911 GT3 RS which only has 525 horsepower - half the amount that AMG One has.

2w ago by FastestLaps
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Cocobe  3d ago

Gonna see one of these tomorrow night~! kind of excited

 

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FastestLaps  3d ago

I bet it looks spectacular IRL with that dimetrodon fin and all the louvers and spoilers.


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furkan  1w ago

hockenheimring GP 1:38.5


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Nadia996  2w ago

The greatness of Stefan Bellof is soon to be eclipsed by modern production cars.

 

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Adam  2w ago

Oh great, the "female" anime girl hater is back with pearls of horsehit "wisdom". Never use his name again.🤦


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Adam  2w ago

I am an idiot at times and have nothing better to do, so please forgive me for being such a c*nt from time to time.


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Corvolet3  2w ago @Adam

Points for being honest


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Cocobe  2w ago

that made no sense.

and besides, no road car with road tires is going to beat Stefan Bellof's time.


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FastestLaps  2w ago @Corvolet3

If that's the same "Adam" who wrote the previous comment.... which it isn't.


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Adam  2w ago @FastestLaps

Yup.

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Jj818  2d ago

Are you just that damn sad in your life? Jeez I actually feel sorry for you because you actually don’t have a life


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Alan  2w ago

great even with slightly damp track


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Carfan456  2w ago

Porsche fanboys gonna keep making excuses as if 8 secs faster than a gt2 rs mr isn’t a big difference yet it was on a wet track the regular gt black series already beats the gt2 rs mr on drier conditions Porsche needs to modify their rear engine car to compete against a stock front engine car is funny to me


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Anonymous  2w ago

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Cauf50f40   2w ago

Overweight, they said. TAKE THAT

 

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Aaron  2w ago

Take out like 600lbs and it'd be 2-4s quicker


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KoenigseggNerd1  2w ago

Hi guys! Just checking in after I heard about the news. The One is an incredibly quick car, beating any car by more than 5 seconds is an eternity on the track. Hopefully we see Aston’s response in the near future 🤪

 

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Adam  2w ago

We want to see Koenigsegg's answer.


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Shwingbob  2w ago @Adam

Ur going to be waiting for a while


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Adam  2w ago @Shwingbob

So will Aston Martin and McLaren.


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Aaron  2w ago @Adam

Koenigsegg gave up the ring after they lost One:1 to it.


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Adam  2w ago @Aaron

They never gave anything up though? Why else did they build the Koenigsegg Jesko Attack? You can't state an opposite statement to what the manufacturer themselves have said. It's not like Aston Martin or Bugatti etc have done anything.


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Corvolet3  2w ago @Adam

They can't even release any proper claims let alone laptimes for the Jesko. It's just a more advanced concept car at this point.


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Lambolover  2w ago @Corvolet3

Well they took like 4-5 years to finally do a run with Regera


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Corvolet3  2w ago @Lambolover

And afterwards it was locked away


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Adam  2w ago @Corvolet3

Because the Koenigsegg 0ne:1's aren't enough? How much quicker do you think a 1600hp rwd can go?🤦


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Adam  2w ago @Adam

CAR* can go?🤦


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Corvolet3  2w ago @Adam

Quicker than a Fiat Panda. Technically even that car is faster because it has actually been tracked.

Let alone actually exists


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Adam  2w ago @Corvolet3

Good. Drive a Panda, then.🤦


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Corvolet3  2w ago @Adam

I will, because I can

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Adam  2w ago @Corvolet3

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Sure.😂


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Anonymous  1w ago @Adam

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Aaron  1w ago @Adam

Have you seen the Jesko Attack on the ring? Or ANY Koenigsegg on the ring after the One:1?


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Lambolover  2w ago

"Just recently they managed 6:44.85 with 992 911 GT3 RS which only has 525 horsepower - half the amount that AMG GT has."
@fasteslaps you mean AMG One?


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Nic  2w ago

the GT2 RS is only 8 seconds away. The new version will easily improve 8 seconds over a 7 minute track.


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Lambolover  2w ago

Some parts of the track were still wet
I imagine a sub 6:30 full lap with best conditions


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Cocobe  2w ago

This is the first car that has ever set a time faster than record GT3 qualifying laps, which are about 6:32-6:33 for the 20600m layout.


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liverpool614  2w ago

Slower than I imagined.


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lafars  2w ago

given how earlier comparisons put the cornering of Senna to be on par with the One, that must mean Senna should manage 6:40-ish laptime, only losing a bit of time to acceleration