Mercedes-AMG One smashes Nürburgring lap record in nick of time

Updated Nov 14, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This is the new king of the Ring.

The Mercedes-AMG One sets a new lap record at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, completing the 20.832-km track in 6 minutes 35.18 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG One front view

Mercedes-AMG One

With racing driver and AMG brand ambassador Maro Engel at the wheel, the Mercedes-AMG One came out at the top despite the less-than-ideal track conditions. It also sets a new record for road-legal production vehicles and in the super sports car category.

“That was really an unforgettable experience,” said Engel. “I didn’t expect that we would be able to set such as lap time with these track conditions. In some crucial areas of the track, it hadn’t dried completely yet and was therefore lucky. That was a special challenge.”

Mercedes-AMG One rear view

The fastest road-legal car on the ring

The Mercedes-AMG One delivered the record-breaking lap time thanks to its use of a hybrid powertrain derived from Formula 1. Under the hood is a 1,063-hp 1.6-liter V6 hybrid gasoline engine with four turbochargers. Other technologies installed in the One are a Drag Reduction System (DRS) and special energy management.

Engel had to maximize all the said technologies equipped in the Mercedes-AMG One on a damp and partly dirty track. Sunny weather with light winds also posed a challenge to the driver. But after several attempts, the hypercar has been hailed as the new king of the Ring.

Mercedes-AMG One at the Nürgburgring

The Mercedes-AMG team did it again

With a 6:35.183 lap record, the F1-powered hypercar dethroned the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR which did it in 6:43.300. It also bested the 6:48.047 lap time of fellow Mercedes-AMG sibling, the GT Black Series, also set by Engel in November 2020.

“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,” said Mercedes-AMG GmbH Chairman of the Board Management Philipp Schiemer.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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