83 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.

3m ago by FastestLaps
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Corvolet3  3w ago

Kinda slow.


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Bugatti4Life the real one  2m ago

Hey guys I'm back and I return to see this time. Wow, great job team AMG on setting a lap record around the Nurburgring.


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Cocobe  3m ago

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


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furkan  3m ago

hockenheimring GP 1:38.5


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Nadia996  3m ago

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


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Alan  3m ago

great even with slightly damp track


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Carfan456  3m 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  3m ago

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Cauf50f40   3m ago

Overweight, they said. TAKE THAT


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KoenigseggNerd1  3m 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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Lambolover  3m 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  3m 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  3m 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  3m 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  3m ago

Slower than I imagined.


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lafars  3m 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