Mercedes-AMG One sets Nürburgring-Nordschleife record

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Mercedes-Benz announced that the Mercedes-AMG One, the brand’s street-legal 1,063 horsepower (hp) hypercar, has set a record in the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

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  • What time did the Mercedes-AMG One finish the Nürburgring-Nordschleife?

    The Mercedes-AMG One finished the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 6:35.183 minutes.
  • Who drove the record-breaking Mercedes-AMG One?

    The record-breaking Mercedes-AMG One was driven by Maro Engel.
  • According to the German automotive brand, the Mercedes-AMG One completed one lap in the North Loop of The Green Hell in just 6:35.183 minutes. Behind the wheel of the record-setting vehicle was Maro Engel, racing driver and AMG brand ambassador.

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    “That was really an unforgettable experience,” said Engel after completing the record lap.

    “I didn’t expect that we would be able to set such a lap time with these track conditions. In some crucial areas of the track, it hadn’t dried completely yet and was therefore tricky. That was a special challenge. We tried to find the optimal deployment strategy during the pre-tests. Like Lewis Hamilton and George Russell on their race weekends, I also had to deploy the electrical energy of the hybrid drive in the best possible way. That’s not easy, especially with this length of track. In addition, the DRS (Drag Reduction System) function had to be used optimally. But that’s also a real Formula 1 feeling. I would like to thank you for this opportunity and the trust you’ve placed in me. It was definitely something very special to drive this incredible car on the Ring,” the German driver added.

    The fast lap times were precisely measured by the neutral experts of “wige Solutions.” An independent notary also certified the proper condition of the vehicle and the measurements with an 11-page certificate.

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    “I’m proud of the whole AMG team — everyone who was involved in this project. The various departments in Affalterbach as well as our colleagues at HPP in Brixworth never gave up and continued to push the dream of this vehicle. This success is the well-deserved reward for their hard work. Even though the AMG One is certainly more at home on a Grand Prix circuit than on the Nordschleife — as is so often the case with this project — we’ve simply gone one step further. We’re the first ever to have taken on the challenges of the Nürburgring with a super sports car. That’s also what makes this project so unique and I’m very happy about this fantastic lap time,” said Mercedes‑AMG Chairman of the Board of Management Philipp Schiemer.

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