The car uses an electrically turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 and a set of 120-kW electric motors to produce more than 1,000 hp and routes it through an eight-speed automatic transmission. As we previously reported, the car should reach 124 mph from a standstill in less than 6 seconds, on to a top speed of more than 217 mph.
The model will generate half its weight in downforce. The vehicle should weigh between 2,866 and 3,086 pounds, or 1,300 and 1,400 kg. A two-stage extendable rear wing will allow the car to achieve maximum downforce while in race mode. Right now, the hypercar is undergoing wind tunnel testing.
Daimler will make only 275 cars with an estimated price of $2.7 million each.
The automaker also used the Paris show to reveal the EQC, a compact electric crossover that is the first model in the EQ brand of electric vehicles. EQ is a product and tech brand; K llenius said he expects pairing of EQ and AMG in the future as AMG adopts a comprehensive hybrid strategy for future performance vehicles.
Initial response to the EQC has been strong among dealers and consumers, K llenius said, making him cautiously optimistic about its future success. Daimler thinks as much as 25 percent of global sales will be fully electric vehicles by 2025, and battery electric vehicle sales will ultimately be higher than plug-in hybrids.