A hypersport with a Formula 1 engine dedicated to the streets, the Mercedes-AMG One it’s the German automaker’s most exclusive and expensive car and its development went from dream to nightmare, so hard. But despite being special, it is not made in the country of origin of the brand.
The 1,063 hp Bolide sold for up to 3 million euros – something like R$ 15.8 million – began production this week at the factory in Coventry, England.
Mercedes released new photos of the production model, which is completely handcrafted. The first step is the development of a carbon fiber monocoque; then there is the painstaking care of assembling the panels to ensure everything fits together perfectly. The exterior parts are disassembled so that they can be painted by hand, and only then are they reassembled into the bodywork.
Each unit is tested on dynamometers and a camera that simulates rain. The process is fundamental for performing an aesthetic analysis as well as for important functions of the vehicle.
AMG One came to life about five years later. It was created to celebrate AMG’s 55th anniversary, but ended up arriving on its 55th anniversary. although it has skills who has held eight F1 titles since 2014, the process of adapting a road legal racing car was not an easy one.
“Mercedes-AMG One is the most ambitious project we have ever undertaken – from development to production,” said Mercedes-AMG chairman Philipp Schiemer of the sports car, which will have 275 units and owners such as Nico Rosberg (Lewis Hamilton is another. most likely).
In an interview with QUATRO RODAS in June this year, the executive emphasized that the project “was at the same time a curse and a blessing”. That’s because the manufacturer had to break his head to be able to comply with the strictest emission regulations, issued by the Euro 6 government.
In addition to that, the Mercedes-AMG team also had to think of a solution for a sports car compatible with public roads or supermarket parking lots, as well as getting used to high-octane gasoline, often full of additives, instead of more refined. the oil is suitable for racing cars.
All this attention makes sense when we consider that the Yule has an engine set derived from that silver arrow driven by Lewis Hamilton. The 1.6 V6 engine works in partnership with four electric starters. They are arranged on the turbocharger, crankshaft, as well as each axles.
The warm heart, on the other hand, with 574 hp, has a middle-rear position and can work up to 11,000 rpm. A total set of 1,063 hp allows the car to hit up to 352 km / h (electronic limit), and the first 100 km / h is reached in 2.9 seconds, starting from inertia. 200 km/h is a reality in 7 seconds.
O strength training undergoes rigorous testing at AMG’s high-performance test facilities in Brixworth, UK. This is the same part that powers the engines of F1 cars.
After everything is ready, the cars are shipped to Germany. They pass through the Mercedes-AMG headquarters in Affalterbach and are then handed over to buyers.