Mercedes AMG 700 horsepower hypercar is now a reality

Mercedes AMG F1 - Front

Rumors of the Mercedes AMG Hypercar have been circulating around motoring communities for a while now, and alas, sources claim that it’s a rumor no more.  To celebrate its 50th birthday bash in style, AMG not only plans on unveiling one, but two special projects in 2017.

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With its sights set on the likes of the Aston Martin AM-RB 001, the Mercedes AMG Hypercar is set to feature a carbon fiber monocoque, gullwing doors, and three electric motors to accompany the 700 horsepower V6 F1 engine up front.

Mercedes AMG F1 - Engine

While the target is a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio as seen in the Aston Martin AM-RB 001, the Mercedes-AMG is thought to be a little more civilized and thus, a tad heavier. The word on the ground is that the brand is also working on biometric driver control systems – a feature that debuted in the recently unveiled Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 concept.

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Although the project has received the green light, the brand is currently contemplating how many units to build, how much to price it at, and other important figures that play a vital role in a strong business case. Seeing how quickly the Bugatti Chiron and Aston Martin AM-RB 001 were picked up by well-heeled enthusiasts, however, we’d say prices aren’t all that important.

Mercedes AMG F1 - Rear

With AMG head honcho Tobias Moers determined to push the boundaries this time around, and full production anticipated to kick off in approximately 18 months, it truly is a fascinating time to be alive!

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Mercedes AMG 700 horsepower hypercar is now a reality
Mercedes AMG 700 horsepower hypercar is now a reality
Mercedes AMG 700 horsepower hypercar is now a reality
Mercedes AMG 700 horsepower hypercar is now a reality

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