Mercedes-Benz Building a V12 Hypercar to Take on Ferrari?
In a world where engines are becoming smaller, and supercars are becoming more efficient, Mercedes-Benz is planning to make a big statement with a big engine. Specifically, a V12 in a halo supercar slotted above the current AMG GT. At least, that's what new reports are telling us. Our friends at Autoblog sat down with a Mercedes-AMG product planner in Austria, where they confirmed that a new halo supercar will be built in the next few years. It will be slotted above the current AMG GT sports car and feature a big V12. The engine in question is currently being developed by Mercedes-AMG engineers. RELATED: See Photos of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Even with a big V12 under the hood, it will still be efficient. Pairing the engine with an electric motor and a battery pack, the power and efficiency will likely rival cars like the Porsche 918 and McLaren P1. Though, that remains to be seen. While it all sounds very exciting, we likely won’t see the Mercedes halo supercar for another few years, after the AMG GT Black Series is revealed. We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for any more news. RELATED: See Photos of the Hardcore Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Black Series