Mercedes-AMG Project One: An F1-Engined Hypercar

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  1. AudiMan2011

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  2. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Bring it, cause I bet my brother's left foot it will be pretty awesome. Especially if it's powertrain and aero F1 stuff.
     
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    Mercedes-AMG F1 hypercar car teased at the the Paris auto show.

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  4. GranTurismo guy

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    Reminds me of the squished 911 GT1
     
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    Carmagazine.co.uk did a render;

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    This car is going to be absolutely insane. I wonder what they're gonna call it.
    Going by that image, it looks like they're going for a road going LMP look. From the side, it looks kind of like the LM55.
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    I'm getting a sort of CLK GTR vibes from this :lol::tup:
     
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    All these amazing hypercars and not a single racing series for them. It makes me insane, I tell ya.
     
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    Sweet I just entered the market for a hypercar. :D
     
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    My main concern is how AMG are going to make the Formula 1 powertrain (hybrid systems and all) reliable enough to work in a road car.
     
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    Really it reminds me of Mercs last hyper cars.
     
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    Need.

    Should make one really, heck just give them roll cages and different fuel tanks and you have instant GT1 series.
     
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    You mean the clk gtr? For sure.
     
  14. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    I mean both of them GTR and LM
     
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    On the street, the powertrain would likely not be pushed as hard as in an actual F1 car.
     
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    As mentioned by others the load wouldn't be as high.

    I'd add that other hypercar manufacturers manage okay, the main reason is that the cars do a relatively low mileage and have on-tap factory support. If that sounds expensive it's because it is.
     
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    I think I'm less impressed with hyper cars when we are seeing electric passenger cars just as quick. I'm not hating or anything. I mean, these hyper cars need to be trick. They should be able to be driven to a race event, raced and driven home. A la SCG's current model.

    Not impressed. Especially with the point @Navreek Darkriom makes.
     
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    More toys for the mega rich.
     
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    You'll still drive them in videogames so everybody wins.
     
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    Hypercars are getting so insanely fast you can barely even use them on a race track unless you're a very talented driver. I think it's cool they can achieve it though.
     
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    Those are VGT prices. :scared:
     
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    VW XL1 meets a Chiron!
     
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    Has there been any mention of a possible name? AMG Das AMG seems like a likely candidate floating around Stuttgart.
     
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    Where? They must be really small as I can't see any!

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    Are you serious?
     
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  30. The prices of these cars, They're no longer made for car lovers or rich car lovers. They're made exclusively for the "insanely rich and mine is bigger than yours crowd". It's really sad to me.
     
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