Monza: Mercedes-AMG ONE Hypercar Sets Another Production Car Track Record

Cars, News I By Justin Cornelison I April 06, 2023

The Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar has done it again – this time, setting a new lap record for production cars at the legendary Monza circuit in Italy. The Temple of Speed, as it is affectionately known, is one of the most challenging and fastest tracks in the world, making it the perfect place for the AMG ONE to showcase its extraordinary capabilities.

Driven by Mercedes-AMG GT3 driver and ambassador Maro Engel, the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar completed a lap of the track in an astonishing 1:43.902. This makes it the fastest street-legal production car to ever lap the Monza circuit, beating the previous record held by the Ferrari 488 Pista and Porsche 911 GT3 RS by almost 12 (TWELVE!) seconds.

What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that the Mercedes-AMG ONE’s lap time is closer to that of a Formula One car than any other production car. Carlos Sainz’s Toro Rosso STR12 from 2017 managed a lap time of 1:38.53, just five seconds faster than the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar.

One of the reasons why the AMG ONE was able to set such a blistering time at Monza is its incredible top speed of 218 mph. Monza is a track that rewards high speeds, and the AMG One’s combination of power and aerodynamics allowed it to make up ground on the straights. Even the Mercedes-AMG GT3, which is a dedicated track car, was unable to match the AMG One’s speed.

The AMG One’s lap record at Monza follows its previous record-breaking run at the Nürburgring last year. The One lapped the famous German track in just 6:35.183, beating the previous record held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS by a staggering eight seconds. The AMG One’s performance at the Nürburgring and now at Monza confirms its status as one of the fastest and most capable production cars ever built.

The AMG ONE hypercar is powered by a F1-derived 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine and four electric motors, producing a combined output of 1,049 horsepower. It features a seven-speed automatic manual transmission and a multi-link suspension on both ends of the car. The Strat 2 driving mode, which lowers the car, makes the suspension firmer, and unleashes the powertrain’s full fury, was likely used during the record-setting lap at Monza.

While there is no video footage yet of the AMG ONE’s record-breaking lap at Monza, we can only imagine the incredible sight of this groundbreaking car hurtling around one of the world’s most challenging tracks. The AMG ONE represents the pinnacle of automotive engineering and technology, and its record-breaking achievements at Monza and the Nürburgring are testament to its incredible capabilities. It is unlikely that we will see another car like the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar again, making its records all the more impressive and enduring.

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