Mercedes took the AMG ONE at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife where it set a new record for production vehicles despite the less-than-ideal conditions. Driver Maro Engel set a lap time of 6:35.183 around the 20.832 km track, making full use of the F1-derived tech and hybrid powertrain that delivers 1,049 hp.
The best-recorded lap time of the Mercedes-AMG ONE is a full 8.43 seconds faster than the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, and 3.65 seconds faster than Manthey-Racing’s tuned Porsche 911 GT2 RS which was the previous record holder for road-legal vehicles.
Interestingly, the record was set on October 28 at exactly 17:14, which is just a minute before the Nürburgring-Nordschleife closes. DTM driver and Mercedes-AMG ambassador Maro Engel said: “That was really an unforgettable experience. I didn’t expect that we would be able to set such a lap time with these track conditions. In some crucial areas of the track, it hadn’t dried completely yet and was therefore tricky. That was a special challenge.”