Mercedes-AMG GT 73e Teased Alongside One Hypercar

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AMG models are getting more Formula 1 tech.

If you're a fan of the glorious exhaust notes and engine roars produced by the Mercedes-AMG GT, AMG GT Four-Door, or anything that rolls off the Affalterbach assembly line, then life is about to get better. Mercedes-AMG and the UK-based AMG Petronas F1 Team have jointly announced a strengthening of ties beyond what was started in 2012. What does this mean?

A greater transfer of knowledge between the F1 team and high-performance brand, specifically for electrified technologies for road and track, and an overall passion for going fast. "For nine years now, we have been linked by a close partnership, which has given rise to a wide range of developments and countless successes," said Philipp Schiemer, Mercedes-AMG Chairman of the Board.

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"To put it succinctly, we live performance! Now is exactly the right time to take our cooperation to the next level: with the Project ONE hypercar, for the first time we are putting Formula 1 technology nearly one-to-one on the road. We will deliver the first cars of this highly exclusive series to our customers this year." Performance and electrification now go hand-in-hand.

Along with the upcoming (finally!) AMG One hypercar pictured here, AMG has also snuck into the photo what appears to be a thinly disguised AMG GT 73e, aka the ultimate AMG Four-Door, which is expected to debut with 800 hp.

In addition, AMG Petronas has just revealed its new F1 car for the upcoming season, the W12 E Performance. Mercedes-AMG has direct access to the F1 team's winning technologies and the enhanced relationship simply speeds up the transfer of that knowledge.

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The performance road car division adds it has plans to open "new target groups with lifestyle affinity [who] always want to own the latest, sustainable and motorsport-test technology." We can't argue with that. Additional areas of cooperation will include the co-development of cell technology necessary for high-performance batteries and the necessary cooling systems. Two other key groups that will benefit from this are the GT3 and GT4 customer racing programs.

Aside from the Mercedes-AMG One, we highly suspect development is already well underway for the AMG GT successor - being co-developed alongside the new AMG SL-Class - with it likely to sport a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Full electrification is quite obviously the next big step for the entire AMG road car division.

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