There’s rumors that Mercedes-AMG is planning on entering the hypercar war with a new model to mark its 50th anniversary in 2017.
Citing a source within the Mercedes AMG Formula One team, Evo on Tuesday reported that the car is coming—complete with an engine derived from the unit fitted to the F1 racer driven by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg this season.
The source said the car is in its final stages of design and should be revealed in 2017. Only 50 units are planned—again highlighting AMG’s 50th anniversary—and the first deliveries should take place in 2018, the same year the AM-RB 001 hypercar developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing will hit the road. The showdown is going to be epic.
Mercedes AMG’s 2016 F1 car, the W07 Hybrid, has proven unstoppable on the race track. It’s won every race this season apart from May’s Spanish Grand Prix where Hamilton and Rosberg crashed into each other.