Lewis Hamilton Launches Mercedes-AMG F1 Street Car

Not all empanadas are made the same and apparently, neither are cars. Formula One racing star, Lewis Hamilton, debuts the Mercedes-AMG’s F1. The rocket on four wheels was built as a 50 year anniversary for Mercedes performance line AMG.

The vehicle has over 1000 horsepower and can go 0-124 in less than six seconds. Just for a point of reference, that metric is typically reserved for cars that go 0-60 in six seconds. The 2015 Ferrari 458 Spider has 570 HP, the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce Coupe possess a horsepower of 740 but is still well shy.

{Photo: Daimler AG}

Nascar restricts their cars to engines to only 725 HP as of 2015 (I say only as if my Impreza doesn’t ONLY have 160 HP). The F1 street racer through all its horsepower and sleek design is said to have a top speed of 217 mph.

Other noted facts about the AMG F1:

  1. It is apparently a Hybrid. Save the planet at 200 miles an hour.

  2. Can do 16 miles on pure electricity

  3. It can “rev” up 11,000 RPM’s ( I have read that this is “staggering”)