Only a few weeks have passed since the news Mercedes-AMG stated that they would not participate in the hypercar race to compete with greats like the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder and the epic Ferrari laFerrari. It’s no secret that Mercedes has a focus on performance, as stated by authorities Gear headsand while unsurprisingly, it’s disappointing that they have no interest in pursuing a hypercar model.
Possibility of a Mercedes-AMG supercar
While one hypercar is out of the running, there are reports that a competitive model of the Mercedes-AMG supercar could be released in the near future. This would be a car that competes against the Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 488 and McLaren 650S in the market. A German magazine Car picture, recently reported that Mercedes-Benz plans to develop a follow-up to the SLR McLaren.
The last Mercedes SLR McLaren was produced from 2003-2010. The SLR tag is an abbreviation for Sport Light Racing, and it gives the car a purpose and meaning just because of its name. It came in both a two-door roadster and a two-door coupe and was fitted with a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 that developed 617 horsepower. It shot from a standing start to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and had a top speed of 208 mph.
The new rendering of your animal is still hashed. Mercedes-AMG offers various powertrain options, including a mid-engine design or a common front-engine setup.
Front engine design
If the trend is towards the front engine, it is likely that there is a supercharged V6 engine driving the rear wheels and an auxiliary electric motor driving the front wheels. The combined power will be around 650 hp. This would allow about 3,000 units to hit the streets for a reasonable price of about $ 260,000.
If Mercedes-AMG opts for the more exotic route, they could actually enter hypercar territory. A mid-engined design is likely to have a supercharged V8 engine with a murmur of generating more than 1,000 horsepower. It would have similar support for electric motors as the front engine design, although a pair of electric motors would redesign those front wheels. As you can imagine, a car with such power and performance would cost a lot, and as such, production would be extremely limited as only 750 units would ever be made.
In both cases, it would be a welcome addition to the Mercedes-AMG range if a new SLR McLaren edition were introduced. Either a front-engined or mid-engined design could have been available on the coupe model and roadster, and there’s no doubt that even more limited editions like the Black series and a GT3 model would come down the pipe at some point.