Mercedes showed Lewis Hamilton a model of a mysterious supercar

Mercedes showed Lewis Hamilton a model of a mysterious supercar

October 31, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Formula 1 pilot visited the design center of Mercedes, where he was shown a model of an unknown car that could give a hint of the next-generation AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz posted a video about the visit of its factory team pilot Lewis Hamilton to the brand’s main design center in Sindelfingen. Studio specialists showed the rider a mockup of an unknown supercar that could give a hint on the next-generation AMG GT coupe.

The video shows the model of the car, the front end of which resonates with the hybrid hypercar Mercedes-AMG One. In particular, it has a similar bumper, side air intakes and the shape of the head optics.

It is assumed that the new generation Mercedes-AMG GT supercar will be released in 2021 or 2022. Earlier it was reported that the supercar will be equipped with a significantly modernized four-liter twin-turbo V8, which will operate according to the “soft hybrid” scheme – together with a starter-generator and a 48-volt on-board power supply network. According to preliminary data, the return of aggregates of the top modifications of the supercar will exceed 650 liters. sec., and the torque reaches 650 Newton meters.

In addition, the supercar will receive a new “smart” all-wheel drive system, which, depending on specific conditions, can instantly change the distribution of traction between both axles and between individual wheels.

Recall that at the moment the most powerful production Mercedes-AMG is the four-door supercar GT 63 S, which is equipped with a four-liter V8 unit that develops 640 liters. from. and 750 Nm of torque. The engine is combined with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Such a car is able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 s, and its maximum speed is 315 km per hour.