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Mercedes-AMG has confirmed that it is indeed working on a hybrid hypercar that will likely go up against the upcoming Aston Martin AM-RB-11, as well as the hybrid Holy Trinity (McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari). Alongside the announcement, the company released this sketch of its upcoming creation, which depicts a curvaceous two-seater with a roof scoop, in the same whisper of an LMP racer.

There’s also a caption to go along with the sketch: “For the very first time, a Mercedes-AMG hypercar that offers genuine 1:1 Formula 1 technology for the road is announced. It will contain a Formula 1 hybrid powertrain and will mark the pinnacle of what is currently technologically feasible in terms of performance and efficiency.”

The idea of a “Formula 1 car for the road” has been around for many years, but it’ll be interesting to see just what the German carmaker can come up with, considering its current success in the motorsport. Of course, Mercedes did not provide any details of the car’s top speed, output, or retail price.

According to Top Gear, the unnamed Mercedes hypercar will carry over the entire engine from Mercedes’ F1 race car, albeit with some slight modifications. The F1 W07 Hybrid packs a 1.6 litre V6 turbo engine supplemented by a KERS system, which is said to develop around 1000 hp, but in its final form, will match other hybrid hypercars like the McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. Expect a low kerb weight for an impressive power-to-weight ratio as well.