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    AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    Mercedes-AMG allegedly plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/1151126101459/mercedes-amg-allegedly-plotting-new-slr-with-hybrid-power-for-2018-launch


                                    
                
                    
     German media is reporting Mercedes-AMG has set its sights on introducing a successor for the SLR around 2018.

    According to Auto Bild, Daimler’s performance division is currently contemplating whether the engine should sit in the front like in the last SLR or make the switch to a mid-engined layout. The coupe will be the first to see the light of day and then followed by a roadster and the flagship Black Series model.

    The report goes on to specify that if it will be front-engined, the SLR will come with a turbocharged V6 engine working with an electric motor to deliver a combined output of 650 PS (478 kW). It would also have active aerodynamic body parts and a “new door concept." If this one will get the stamp of approval, the plan is to make 3,000 cars per year at €250,000 - 300,000 a pop.

    The other scenario depicts a mid-engined SLR making extensive use of carbon fiber and powered by a turbo V8 teamed up with dual electric motors generating a total of 1,050 PS (772 kW). This one would represent a rival for the McLaren P1, LaFerrari, and Porsche 918 Spyder trio. If this will be green-lighted, it’ll be limited to 500 - 750 units and carry an estimated starting price of more than €1 million.

            
                                        
                

     


    Re: AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    Another "supercar" with a V6? enlightened

    Maybe time to get a GT-S or at least a C63 S AMG Coupe before the V8 dies a slow (or fast) death. laugh


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    Mercedes-AMG R50 Hypercar Coming Next Year, $2 Million+ Price Tag http://gtspirit.com/2016/07/23/mercedes-amg-r50-hypercar-coming-next-year-2-million-price-tag/


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    1000 HP produced from 2.0 Liter/4 cylinders cheeky


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    It's hard to believe.


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    http://www.evo.co.uk/news/18211/mercedes-f1-team-confirms-f1-engined-hypercar


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    http://www.topgear.com/car-news/supercars/mercedes-amgs-f1-based-hypercar-coming


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    Mercedes-AMG Confirms New F1-Powered Hybrid Hypercar, Reveals First Sketch



    And... it’s official: Mercedes-Benz confirmed today on the eve of the Paris Auto Show what has been circulating around the rumor mill for quite some time now, the development of its first ever AMG hypercar.

    Daimler product development chief Thomas Weber broke the news during Mercedes-Benz Media Night event today.

    “I’m very excited to officially confirm our next big thing at AMG is already in the pipeline,” said Weber. “We’re going to create an AMG performance hybrid featuring our Formula 1 drivetrain technology, with a league of AMG performance companies joining forces to create the most efficient and at the same time, the best performing and most spectacular AMG of all time. Some may even call it a hypercar.”

    “No matter what you call it, it will definitely show how we’ll take our performance brand into the future with extremely efficient and intelligent drivetrain technology. Of course, as you can expect from us, there will be no compromises in terms of the emotional appeal of this car,” Weber concluded.

    It will be revealed next year, possibly at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.



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    Speaking of, great BBC special on the amazing engineering feats of Mercedes - Petronas in Formula 1, well worth a read. 


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    http://blog.caranddriver.com/mercedes-amg-hypercar-engine-power-and-price-details/


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    It's gonna redline to 11,000 rpm angel


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    Project One Teasers been sent out! Mercedes claims to build an "incomparable" car - something "never been there" before. They promise to bring F1 technology 1:1 for the streets. Actually - buying a street-legal F1 car for 1.8 Million Euro seems to be a bargain.

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    Exciting news.


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    Sounds like McLaren, who are also talking about a car with F1 technology, nothing compares, etc... they're all the same smiley


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    You're not getting F1 performance or anything close to it. It doesn't even make any sense. Such high performance cars only make sense on a track because you have to drive them fast enough that the aero and such actually works. Their grip comes from the fact that they are going so fast. If you can't drive them fast enough, they don't work how they're supposed to.


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    This will be great , but  really looking forward to when MB AMG brings out their 720s, 488, 960 mid engine competitor to market in a couple of years.


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    noone1:

    You're not getting F1 performance or anything close to it. It doesn't even make any sense. Such high performance cars only make sense on a track because you have to drive them fast enough that the aero and such actually works. Their grip comes from the fact that they are going so fast. If you can't drive them fast enough, they don't work how they're supposed to.

    Actually you can get F1 performance on a street car; you just have to ballsy enough to use itSmiley 


    Re: AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    Today the Invitation for "first viewing" in Geneva arrived. Interesting to see how fast this all goes. 

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    Very LeMans with that roof air intake angel The silouette above reminds me of the GT1 


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    The Geneva invitation came within that black folder. We just found out that there are different versions:

    1. The top one is having a red "One" - it is for all the clients which already are listed and have a car assigned and clients are committed. Buyers not only got the Geneva invitation but also will have a personal "day" in Stuttgart to see the car and specs
    2. There is the same out there with a silver "One" - those clients will have the right to order one, but they didn't sign up yet. Invitation to Geneva
    3. The lower one in all black is for the people which showed interested but didn't have a spot on the build list yet. In other words - MB is not sure if they will get one. Invitation to Geneva

    First down payment will be due with sign up - 50k€. Once build starts the second rate of 950k€ will be required. Rest on delivery (it was not said how much this would be - apprx. 800k-1Mio)

     

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    Wait, you are paying over 2mil for this car in total? angel


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    If they´re asking this kind of mony for it, we should expect the most extreme hyper car of the moment!


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    J.Seven:

    If they´re asking this kind of mony for it, we should expect the most extreme hyper car of the moment!

    I guess it will exactly be that. They even say we had super sport cars and now we are the first bringing a Hyper car. They don't count those 918/LaFerrari/P1/etc.Smiley

    Just to make clear - I received that black logo Smiley ... so I will go and see the car but not buy one nor probably be eligible for buying one. Nevertheless - very interesting process and marketing strategy to follow up on. 


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    Keep us posted! Sounds like an exciting project! 


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    Sounds like F1 championships will cost Mercedes more than just running the team; adding this halo car will not come cheap as these surely do not cover their costs.  I also wonder if Merc is sticking a bit of a knife in VW group, knowing that with their diesel woes they will not have funds for such cars for a long time.... an opportunity for Mercedes to try to cement a clear position as #1 German. 


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    4trac:

    Sounds like F1 championships will cost Mercedes more than just running the team; adding this halo car will not come cheap as these surely do not cover their costs.  I also wonder if Merc is sticking a bit of a knife in VW group, knowing that with their diesel woes they will not have funds for such cars for a long time.... an opportunity for Mercedes to try to cement a clear position as #1 German. 

    A while ago there was a post on C&D from Kallenius i think, and he said the car would pay for itself. Edit: I found the post.

    Källenius confirmed that the project will pay for itself but also said that, if it’s adjudged a success, it may well give AMG a taste for similar “ultimate” models.

     


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    They are building a top technology image for the brand.

    They are  smart and even if a v6 turbo hypercar Is not very exciting on paper, this one will be amazing i'm sure!

     


    Re: AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    Heard the latest(?) rumor today...minimum 1200 hp...apparently Mercedes wants to deliver a car with 1 kg per 1 horsepower weight to power ratio. This is going to be interesting indeed.


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