Debuting at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt the team at Mercedes-AMG pulls from their dominant Formula 1 team helmed by Lewis Hamilton in debuting the Project ONE. The car, which utilizes Formula 1 hybrid technology, is said to bring the technology from the track to the road with “almost par to par” accuracy. Meaning the Project ONE car has a “1.6-litre V6 hybrid petrol engine with direct injection and electrically assisted single turbocharging comes directly from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing car,” resulting in a top speed of 217mph and produces over 1000hp.
The concept car gives specific indications of what to expect from the upcoming production model. “The hypercar is the most ambitious project we have every undertaken. It marks yet another pinnacle of the successful, strategic development of Mercedes-AMG towards a performance and sports car brand. Project ONE raises the bar in terms of what is currently technologically feasible and thanks to its combination of efficiency and performance it represents an absolute benchmark. At the same time, Project ONE provides an outlook on how AMG will define driving performance in the future”, Tobias Moers explains as the Head of Management at Mercedes-AMG GmbH.