It’s not every day you get a spin in a factory owned AMG Hammer. Chris Harris was lucky to step behind the wheel and have the option to floor the wonderful historical AMG vehicle. He also had a trip around the factory at Affalterbach and saw some other cool stuff.
The AMG Hammer was the world’s fastest passenger sedan at the time in 1986. The power was created by a Mercedes 5.6 liter V8 tuned by AMG to 360hp into a midsized sedan. It had 32-valve cylinder heads and twin camshafts, and said to be faster than the Lamborghini Countach from 60 to 120 mph.