Mercedes F1 racing is about to introduce running on street

Oct 8,2016
Mercedes-AMG R50 can use the 2.0-liter engine capacity of 1,300 hp but weighs only 1,300 kg. Acceleration from 0-100 km / h in 2.4 seconds.


At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-AMG confirm supercar is preparing to bring the best technology currently top F1.

R50 - the new AMG supercar, is essentially a two-seater F1 cars used on the street, the engine possesses a powerful 6-cylinder with the help of an electric motor.

Mercedes-AMG R50 carrying the F1 technology but are allowed to run on the street.


Volume ratio R50 / capacity is 1: 1 - the number of more desirable supercars. The ratio of 1: 1 will help direct confrontation R50 with the hypercar AM-001's Aston Martin - models made by designer Adrian Newey and renowned F1 racing team Red Bull Racing.

Ola Kallenius - sales and marketing manager of AMG declined to disclose details of supercars, but he also confirmed that this will be the model city of daily travel.

Chief Technology Officer of AMG - Thomas Weber excited to confirm that they are cherished project of a supercar's hybrid technology brings F1 cars.

R50 AMG carbon unibody chassis and mid-engine. While Aston Martin - Red Bull weighs less than 1,000 kg, the R50 back to 1,300 kg weight, but it has the power of 1,300 horsepower. Meanwhile Bugatti Chiron can power up to 1,500 hp but weighs 1,900 kg.

According to calculations, R50 can accelerate to 100 km / h in 2.4 to 2.6 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 352 km / h.


Mercedes - Petronas F1 powerful 950 horsepower 1.6-liter engine used though.


The engine of the R50 is based on 1.6-liter V6 in the Mercedes - Petronas F1 capacity of 950 horsepower. So much speculation that the R50 will be equipped with 2.0-liter engine with turbocharger capacity for nearly 1,000 horsepower.

It sounds impossible, but in history, 2.0-liter engine that BMW has won the F1 championship in 1984 and for a capacity of more than 1,000 horsepower, although 32 years ago.

The electric front axle acts as a secondary drive system helps increase traction and vehicle stability. It consists of two electric motors for a capacity of 150 kW / engine.

Mercedes-AMG R50 can be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 exhibition for about $ 1.5 million. R50 The name commemorates the 50th birthday of AMG.

By: Davis Miller