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Mercedes-AMG Hypercar Teaser From CES



This year’s global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow (CES) is already underway and Mercedes-Benz took the chance to reveal a second teaser image of their AMG Hybrid Hypercar.

We first saw a sketch outlining the AMG Hypercar’s general shape last September at the Paris Auto Show. Thanks to Gtspirirt, we now have an idea of what the car’s rear could look like and it features a message: “creating benchmark driving pleasure.”

Benchmark indeed as we’re expecting to see a high-revving 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine under the hood with a hybrid and energy recovery system. The drivetrain technology is coming from the brand’s Formula One car. We have no idea what the engine’s displacement will be, but Carscoops says it could deliver more than 1,000 horsepower.

In the teaser, it is clear that the hypercar will be sporting a central fin, large NACA-ducts, beefy rear haunches, and large roof scoop.

There’s still a while to wait before the AMG hypercar’s debut next year at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, in time for AMG’s 50th Anniversary. The brand plans to sell a limited number of them, around 200-300 units, and it could be priced just under 2 million Euro each. After taxes, the hypercar will sell for approximately 2.4 million Euro a pop.
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Seems like hybrid sportscars are all the rage these days. Acura came out with the NSX and now Mercedes with their even more powerful AMG Hypercar. Won't be able to afford it, but I would like to see the specs anyways.
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In the hypercar game the Chiron is right up their when it comes to luxury and performance and the only car maker i can see rivaling that directly is AMG. Seeing what they already offer with the S-Class and other current new models, this will be very exciting.

One thing we shouldn't forget is the Vision concept that got revealed last year:

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The Rimac Concept One seems to be doing a great job. But they aren't coming from a huge manufacturer or anything like that. Also it's not that they're "all the rage", it's that technology has advanced to the point where we can squeeze a heck of a lot more performance out of hybrid hyper cars and it just makes sense. Tremendously more efficient, more power, superb handling. It's the advancements, not a trend.
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As long as they execute right then they have a chance since the playing ground is easy enough for a new brand to come up and do some damage to the industry. Just look at brands like Tesla and Koinegsegg. Both very successful brands for what they are.

The bigger more well established brands have more baggage and more needing to follow a certain path that their other vehicles do
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That and they have different regulations to follow. Guys like Koenigsegg don't produce over a certain amount of vehicles per year so they have different standards to follow. Ferrari just got bumped out of that class though as their production had been increased.
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