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Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ With the Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+, Mercedes- AMG Petronas Motorsport is looking to win its fourth F1 Constructors world championship in a row and to once again demonstrate the exceptional performance of recent seasons. Owing to a variety of changes in the F1 technical regulations, the racing car includes just 17 percent of the technology from the previous year’s vehicle for the current season: A monocoque made of carbon fiber and a honeycomb composite structure accommodates the lightweight (145 kg) and incredibly complex EQ Power+ power unit; its 1.6-liter, turbocharged V6 revs up to 15,000 rpm and is supported by an integrated hybrid generator unit with an output of 120 kW (161 hp). With an output of well over 900 horsepower and a total weight of just 728 kg, the hybrid F1 racer is powerful and light. In the Mercedes- AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+, the cutting-edge technologies continue: The wheel suspension systems, brakes and all body parts are made of lightweight, high-strength carbon-fiber components. Even the transmission housing is fashioned out of carbon fiber. To improve even further year after year is not only the ambition of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in F1, it is also the goal of every Mercedes- AMG motorsport commitment. Regardless of whether it relates to the F1’s new rules on aerodynamics or developing additional engine innovations for the DTM, racing is a challenge — for the drivers as well as for the engineers. On to another 50 years of motorsport victories at Mercedes-AMG. 113


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