The most powerful S-Class ever packs a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and a rear-axle-mounted electric motor.
It beats the previous record for road-legal production cars by a remarkable eight seconds despite less-than-ideal track conditions.
1000 meters, two vehicle legends, two professional racing drivers – in short: maximum performance!
The mid-life refresh doesn’t see any changes in the way of performance figures.
For the first time ever, the range-topping C-Class now offers all-wheel drive with the 4MATIC+ system.
In winter, Opus said that it will try to break the 1,000-hp barrier.
The 1.6-litre V6 engine spins to a glorious 11,000-rpm redline, using a single turbocharger with electric assist.
It will make use of an electrified version of Mercedes’ new turbocharged 2.0-litre M139 engine.
We should hear something very soon about the status of the project as the automaker is ready to reveal news about the AMG One “in a couple of weeks.”
Mercedes announced today that they want to become “the world’s most valuable luxury car brand” and will be overhauling their product portfolio.