Mercedes-AMG’s next Project of A hypercar will generate around 675kg of downforce, despite not having a huge rear wing fixed, as the recently revealed McLaren of Senna.
AMG boss Tobias Moers, said the downforce generated will be “approximately half the weight of the car,” and confirmed that the Project will have a weight of between 1300kg and 1400kg, not 1200kg reported in other places. Taking the 1350kg mid-point, this could indicate that the car is likely to produce around 675kg of downforce, which would reach the Senna 800kg claim, but it seems impressive given that the Project in the most elegant way and less prominent active rear spoiler.
It is not clear at what speed this figure develops: in the Senna, comes to 155 mph. As the Senna and the Ford GT, the Project controller will be able to lower the car for track driving, the increase of the amount of downforce generated underneath. This is just one of the many facts about the hypercar that have arisen since its launch last year at the Frankfurt motor show.
Mercedes-AMG Project of A hybrid technology because in the series production of the model to the year 2021
As an example, Moers said very clearly that the 1000bhp output quoted for the car is just what the 1.6-litre V6 hybrid engine is developed on the dynamometer in the present time and that its actual result will be the figure of “more, more, more”. Finally, he said that he hoped that it will be below 1100bhp, but still it is not known by how much.
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According to Andy Cowell, boss of Mercedes, High Performance, propulsion systems division, the major challenges with the engine or maintain reliable, nor the adaptation to the road, the use of the car, saying that it will idle in a Dubai traffic jam in the middle of the summer without overheating. Instead, he cited the emissions and persuade a engine that usually requires a battery of engineers to operate “to start at the press of a button, in all weather conditions, regardless of how much time has passed to the left.”
Moers would not be drawn in-car simulated Nürburgring lap time, but AMG is known to have studied past lap records in detail, including simple records of Stefan Bellof, who rode the circuit in 6min 11sec in a Porsche 956, in preparation for the 1000km race in 1983, and the 6min 26sec put in the race itself.
The production road car record is currently held in 6min 47sec for the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Moers did say, however, that the biggest challenge he faced in extracting the maximum lap time from the Project would be “search for a suitable driver”.
AMG head Tobias Moers in the challenges of Project One
In addition, it now appears that the engine is going to be produced in Brixworth, Mercedes of Formula 1. the team will be involved in a large part in a consultancy. Even so, almost all of the other major components will be made in the united kingdom, including the manual measurement automated eight-speed gearbox to Xtrac is the development and the tub and of the body, which will be produced by a still unnamed third-party vendor.
Moers confirmed that despite the car’s price of approximately £ 2.4 million, AMG received 1100 applications from credible customers for the 275 units that will be built.
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