Mercedes-AMG One

Mercedes-AMG One at the Nurburgring. Image: Mercedes-AMG.

Video: Mercedes-AMG One like you’ve never seen it before

Seeing the Mercedes-AMG One from a bird’s eye view is the coolest car video on the internet right now.

Mercedes-AMG One

Mercedes-AMG One at the Nurburgring. Image: Mercedes-AMG.

Ironically enough, racing drivers have a saying that makes me think of this Mercedes-AMG One video. For whatever reason, when a driver’s not at one with the car, it’s likened to being outside of it. As if they’re watching themselves drive from above, judging their errors.

Then there’s this Forza-meets-real-life video of the remarkable Mercedes-AMG One from GERCollecor which is just a supercool way of showing a car.

Mercedes-AMG one in third person. How’d they do it?

Pretty simple, by dangling an action camera from the rear of the car during a ride and drive event at the Nurburgring GP course.

We’ve attended plenty of these Mercedes-AMG follow-the-leader track events where you’re not allowed to overtake the lead car.

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Sure, it is frustrating that the Mercedes-AMG One isn’t let off the leash too often during the full lap. But this surreal footage more than makes up for it.

What’s the deal with Merc’s F1 car for the road?

This is Mercedes-AMG’s insanely complicated F1 car for the road that’s taken several years to bring to market. Production was delayed several times, thanks to COVID and its associate troubles.

Mercedes-AMG One on the way to a Nurburgring-Nordschleife record at the hands of Mauro Engel. Image: Mercedes-AMG.

The AMG One is a hybrid hypercar that runs the same basic powertrain configuration as the Formula 1 car Lewis Hamilton drives.

The only thing is, from most of the reviews we’ve seen, it appears to be more of an engineering marvel than a great drive.

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Powering it is a turbocharged 1,6-litre V6 engine paired with four electric motors. Normally Lewis’s engine is feed pre-warmed fluids before it races. In the road car it must start at the turn of a key.

Can an F1 powertrain work on the road?

Likewise, the tolerances between a road and race car need to be very different. An F1 car must go flat out for only a few hundred kilometres at a stretch.

While a road car has a positively benign life idling in traffic, negotiating slow speeds and only rarely seeing maximum rpm.

The Mercedes-AMG One’s total system output is 782 kW. That propels the supercar to 100 km/h in just 2,9 seconds. It’s capable of hitting 200 km/h in just 7,0 seconds and tops out at 352 km/h according to Mercedes-AMG.

As any true track-bred hypercar should, it also holds the Nurburgring-Nordschleife record with a lap of 6:35,183 min.