10 Road-Legal Cars Powered By F1 Engines
The term “race car for the road” has been abused quite thoroughly by marketers wanting to make certain cars more appealing to car enthusiasts. With that said, few things scream “race car for the road” as loud as a Formula One engine, and these 10 cars are motivated by engines based on, or developed for Formula One racing.
US Regulations Create A Roadblock for the AMG One Supercar
When it comes to cars banned in the U.S., the list is very long and includes a lot of cool cars like the Jaguar XJ220-S or the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-spec. Even more recent cars, like the McLaren Speedtail or the Koenigsegg One:1 are on the same list. And this is because National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has very strict criteria to determine which car is safe to be offered in the States. And when we say safe, we mean safe for the passengers, for the other drivers on the road, for the environment, and for the economy itself.
Another car that has been hit by these strict regulations is the recently-launched Mercedes-AMG One.
The 2023 Mercedes-AMG One is a 219-MPH Rocket with F1 Tech
It’s been a little over five years since Mercedes went crazy and promised to shove a Formula 1 engine into a street legal road car. That day has finally come, and sure enough, the AMG One lives up to the hype with a hybridized F1 engine for a heart and a total system output of 1,049 horsepower, all of which is 100-percent road legal. Somehow, despite the fact that the AMG One probably shouldn’t have ever happened, AMG pulled it off. Here’s what we know about it so far.
The Mercedes-AMG One Hypercar Probably Shouldn’t Have Happened
As far as high-performance cars go, the Mercedes-AMG One is one of the most impressive technological feats of our time. Unfortunately, it’s for that very reason that Mercedes management now regrets indulging in the ambitious project. While putting an F1 powertrain into a road-going car sounds great and it has been done in the past, apparently, Mercedes management did not account for all the challenges caused by adapting a racing engine for road use.
Confirmed: This Really is a $142 Million Mercedes 300 SLR
Another day, another broken record. A legendary, 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR was recently sold at an auction in Germany, for the record price of €135 million, which equals $142.9 million at current exchange rates. This makes the 300 SLR the most expensive car in the world, easily dethroning the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, which was sold for $78.0 million back in 2018.
At $142 Million, The Mercedes "Silver Arrow" Could Be The Most Expensive Classic Car In the World
It is a well-established fact that for the longest time, the highly coveted title of the world’s most expensive car was held by a 1964 Tour de France winning Ferrari 250 GTO which fetched $70 million at a private auction. But, all this while, the 1955 Mercedes 300SLR, which currently is a part of Mercedes’s heritage fleet, was valued at over $100 million. However, it was never active in the running for the title of the world’s most expensive car because nobody would have put their money on Mercedes parting ways with the car that not only cemented the auto marque’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship, but even birthed the German automaker’s racing endeavors in the post-war era.
Mercedes-Benz C112 - An Abandoned Technological Miracle
The long history of Mercedes-Benz spawned plenty of amazing projects, many of which resulted in some of the greatest road-going and racing vehicles, we have ever seen. You only need to look at cars like the 300SL, 300SLR, CLK GTR, SLR McLaren, and others. There are, however, many cars that never saw the light of day. Among the most obscure projects to come out from Mercedes-Benz’s test facilities is the 1991 Mercedes C112. It had the potential to be the most ground-breaking sports car of the 1990s, but sadly, Mercedes decided not to make it.
Once A Taxi Driver, Now A Crypto Billionaire - Here’s What The Man Drives Today
MoVlogs, a.k.a Mohamed Beiraghdary, the popular YouTuber from Dubai, recently met up with Crypto mogul, Chris Jaszczynski. Now, Mo not only got to check out Chris’ cars but also got to see his fancy house, a part of his NFT collection, and the office from where he runs his Crypto empire.
The duplex apartment of course is located right in the heart of downtown Dubai sitting next to the Sheikh Zayed Road and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. This home is good enough to be featured on MTV Cribs. No kidding.
2022 Brabus 900
Last year, Brabus unveiled the Brabus 800 package for the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC. It took the SUV’s V-8 engine up to a total of 800 horsepower, which was about 250 horsepower over the standard numbers. Today, however, the tuner decided that the GLS 600’s output can be updated even further, and it came up with a new package for the luxury SUV. The new kit is called Brabus 900, and as the name suggests, it delivers a total of 900 horsepower.
This Drag Race Spectacle Is Special Because It’s Not Everyday You Get To See A Brabus Build Hit The Drag Strip
Brabus is known for its mighty powerful builds. They are unlike any other aftermarket companies and tuners, and are one of the most expensive ones out there. So, when the good folks at ‘Carwow’ brought a Brabus creation to the race strip for some fun, it piqued our interest. Called the Brabus 850, it was a jacked-up Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 with oodles of performance upgrades. It went up against a Lamborghini Urus and a Tesla Model X Performance. On paper, it is the most powerful of the lot. But, was it the same in the real world as well?
2022 Brabus 800 Adventure XLP Superwhite
Do you remember the 800 Adventure XLP Superblack Brabus launched back in January 2022? It was a €725,900 version of the €575,630 800 Adventure XLP truck launched at the 2022 Geneva Motor Show.
And, if you thought things can’t get more expensive than this, now Brabus announced the 800 Adventure XLP Superwhite. As its name suggests, it is a whiter version of the previous XLP truck, but priced at €750,743.
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Super Sport
The late 1990s saw many epic homologation specials. One of them was the Mercedes CLK GTR, which was a road-going version that allowed Mercedes to race in the LeMans and FIA GT1 class. The car had a couple of road-going versions, including a CLK GTR roadster, but the final evolution is considered to be the Mercedes CLK GTR Super Sport, which introduced a new, more powerful engine.
Lego’s Latest Additions To The ‘Speed Champions’ Lineup Include Cars Like The Countach, And The Valkyrie
Lego has spruced up its ‘Speed Champions’ lineup by adding seven new cars to the range this year. The new additions are from the likes of Aston Martin, Mercedes, Lamborghini, etc. If you are a collector or a Lego enthusiast, this is something you should definitely pamper yourself with.
2022 Brabus 800 Adventure XLP Superblack
At the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, Brabus announced the 800 Adventure XLP - a very cool truck based on the Mercedes-AMG G63. We loved the work the tuner has done with the project, but we were shocked when we heard the price: €575,630 (or about $631,055 when it was launched).
Now, Brabus came up with a solution to make the Adventure XLP even more expensive. By about €150,000, to be more specific, for a car that this time is not even new - it comes with a mileage of 1,000 km (621 miles). The new package is called Brabus 800 Adventure XLP Superblack and, as the name suggesst, it is about giving the original car a darker, meaner look.
The Coolest Cars in the World
If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.
Here’s Your First Look At The 2022 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren HDK
A while back there was a rumor that McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is going to build a "successor" for the SLR McLaren. Now, those rumors are one step closer to becoming reality as supercar collector Manny Khoshbin just posted on his Instagram account pictures of a scale model of what appears to be a new SLR McLaren.
After 5 Years, the Mercedes-AMG One Finally Goes Into Production
It’s been a little over four years since Mercedes and AMG first revealed the Project One – a daring hypercar whose goal was to blend F1 performance and technology with the simple phrase “road capable.” As easy as that sounds, there’s a reason we’ve had to wait so long for the original Project One to become a reality – it wasn’t so easy after all. For six months after its unveiling, Mercedes was balls to the wall when it came to sharing insight about development and goals, even claiming that the One was going to be the fastest car to ever grace the Nürburgring. But, this is where fairy tales become nightmares, and both Mercedes and AMG finally got a taste of just how hard it is to build a true F1 car for the road.
The Mercedes EQS Has a Steep Starting Price and up to 516 Horsepower
2022 Mercedes-Maybach Edition 100
It was September, 1921 when Maybach Motorenbau GmbH presented its first mass-produced car at the motor show in Berlin. The model was named W3 and it was the first German production car with four-wheel brakes, an epicyclic gear system, and an interior with the finest materials.
To commemorate the event, Maybach launched the special "Edition 100". It will be based on both the S-Class and the GLS, each limited to 100 units. In Europe, orders will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021 and sales at the beginning of 2022. The U.S. market will only get the sedan version with sales to begin in the first half of 2022.
Supercar Blondie Gives Us a Tour Of The Most Expensive Car In The World
Supercar Blondie has made it a habit of giving us the tour on some of the most epic cars and concepts ever created. Lately, this included quite a few legendary classics, and the one Supercar Blondie is showing us this time is arguably the ultimate – a Mercedes 300 SLR of which only two were made. And she even managed to get behind the wheel and drive it.
This Mercedes SLR McLaren by MSO is Rare, but Is it Worth Bugatti Chiron Money?
Built between 2003 and 2009, the Mercedes SLR McLaren was a modern-day tribute to the 1950s 300 SLR. The super Gran tourer preceded AMG’s SLS and GT models, both inspired by the 300 SL. Throughout its production cycle, there were some limited edition versions, such as the 722 Edition. There was also a race-prepped version of that, which you could buy. There is, however, a much rarer version of the Mercedes SLR McLaren, which was presented in a “Seen through Glass” video. It was developed by MSO (McLaren Special Operations) and now, one of the 25 made is for sale.
Ultra Rare Street Legal AMG CLK GTR to go Under the Hammer at Pebble Beach
If you’ve ever wanted to own a road-legal race car, well here is your chance, provided you’ve got some deep pockets that is. Real deep. The CLK GTR is a road-going race car that Mercedes-Benz produced in the late 90s to comply with racing regulations that required them to make a set number of road-going variants. Only 25 were built, with 20 being coupes and 5 being roadsters. This particular example was number nine of those 25. Also, aside from the name, the CLK GTR had nothing in common with the CLK of the time.
This Epic Render of a Modernized Mercedes 300 SL Will Become Reality
It’s safe to say the Mercedes 300 SL is the epitome of a timeless swagger. Its unique styling is instantly recognizable by many and the car itself is as technologically advanced (for its time) as it is gorgeous to look at. The car originally came out in 1953 and, in roadster form, was produced until 1963. Although the 300 SLR inspired SLR Stirling Moss and the SLS AMG can be considered spiritual successors, an independent designer shows us what the 300 SL would look like nowadays. Moreover, the renderings we see here will be turned into reality.