Report: Mercedes-AMG is developing a new V12-powered hybrid supercar

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was the last halo flagship supercar to ever come from the Silver Arrow of Stuttgart and the kings of Affalterbach.

It was a sure-footed way to showcase the brand’s at-the-time strides in motorsports and engineering, especially when it came to highlighting the lovely 6.2L naturally-aspirated racing-bred M159 V8 that powered the SLS AMG, and many other AMG cars after it. And it definitely served its purpose.

Now, a successor to the SLS AMG is supposedly in the works, according to AutoBlog, who scored some info from some insider sources. This time around however, rumor says it’ll sport a new V12, a mill currently under development by the boffins at Stuttgart and Affalterbach. Here’s the kicker though, it might get some assistance from some electric motors and a battery to ultimately make a hybrid setup.

Hybrids are cool now, you know, thanks to the LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and the Porsche 918 Spyder. And naturally, it was only a matter of time until other automakers like Mercedes-Benz were going to follow suit. But that’s only because CAFE’s just being relentless and forcing everyone to produce less CO2 and consume less fuel.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoBlog

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

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