If true, it could cost upward of $2-million and get most of its power from a force-fed 2.0-liter four-pot!
Mercedes could become the second German automaker after Porsche to create a hybrid hypercar, if rumors supplied by AutoBild prove true. According to the magazine, the manufacturer will be revealing the car no later than next year, as that’s when AMG turns fifty; no exact date/place were specified, though.
Set to be called Mercedes-AMG R50, the hypercar would have a 1,000 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot (!) and two additional electric motors to push the combined power output up to 1,300 hp.
Final bit of information suggests the car’s weight will be kept under 1,300 kg or 2,866 lbs and that it will also feature a rear-wheel steer setup similar to the one that debuted on the AMG GT-R.
Oh, and the price is said to be around the $2-million mark, although that is really just pure speculation at this point; the source also mentions the possibility of there being two separate supercars spawned from this project – no further details were spared.
Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo pictured