Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Mercedes Discusses Formula One-Powered Hypercar
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Mercedes Discusses Formula One-Powered Hypercar

Engine data gives Mercedes motorsport boss “goosebumps”

Ed Tahaney
Oct 18, 2016

Aston Martin and Red Bull's AM-RB 001 jump-started the hybrid hypercar party. ESPN reports that Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff went on record saying that AMG's next hypercar will have a true Formula One powertrain. He emphasized the unit isn't simply an engine with F1 technologies tacked on, but would be based completely on the engine in its current F1 cars.

"It's awesome that we have finally put an F1 engine, a real F1 engine, in a real road car -- this is not F1-like technology," Wolff told ESPN.

"Real F1 technology in a road car is quite a difficult technical exercise if you imagine all the cooling that is necessary, but the data I have seen gives me goose bumps."

Mercedes recently confirmed the project at the 2016 Paris auto show. The mid-engine hypercar, dubbed R50 by Stuttgart snitches, was previously reported as having a 2.0-liter turbo-four or a Formula One-inspired V-6 engine.

Only time will tell us what the new hypercar's powertrain will really be, but an all-wheel-drive, F1-powered road car with over 1,300 hp must bebonkers.

The beast is expected to make its debut in time for Mercedes-AMG's 50th anniversary next year. Bring on the goose bumps, Affalterbach.

Source: ESPN

By Ed Tahaney
71 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

This R35 may not have an outside-the-box conversion or ridiculous horsepower numbers
RodrezJan 18, 2018
The hot little hatchback that had the social media world talking
RodrezJan 17, 2018
Acura has announced at the 2018 Detroit auto show that it will revive the Type S nomenclature and add more A-Spec models to its lineup.
Alisa PriddleJan 16, 2018
Three 2019 Mercedes-AMG 53-series models—a CLS sedan, E-Class Coupe, and E-Class Cabriolet made their world premiere at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
Ed TahaneyJan 16, 2018
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N surprised attendees at the Detroit auto show press days, debuting with 275 hp and unique suspension tuning.
Stefan OgbacJan 16, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP