Next year will mark 50 years for Mercedes performance arm, AMG. To celebrate, the division will reveal a 1000 bhp W07 engined supercar for the road.
Evo magazine have been told by a source during last weekend’s GP at Spa that the 1.6 hybrid monster was not only going to be a reality, but is actually in the final stages of design process.
With Red Bull announcing a tie up with Aston Martin to produce it’s hyper car earlier this year, it seems that the Mercedes board are keen to market their domination of F1 with their own road car. Perhaps this hints at the marque seeing a continued future in F1?
Regardless, the challenge to convert a race bred hybrid engine for road use will have some unique challenges in terms of reliability. Time will tell if they even manage to pull it off – considering AMG have never actually built a car before, existing purely as Mercedes tuning division. New owners are unlikely to want to hire a team in order to maintain their weekend run about.