Mercedes-AMG dropped a new video this week of their highly anticipated Project ONE hypercar. We’ve been hearing about their project to get a street legal car powered by a current F1 engine for a few years now but development and production have stalled.
To date, all we have are some vehicle specs, videos and pictures but Mercedes-AMG gave us all a little reminder that the Project-ONE could be epic:
Project ONE will use in-house F1 technology to propel the mid-engine hypercar to upper echelon performance numbers.
Power is provided by an F1-based 1.6-liter V6 turbo hybrid engine with four electric motors, two of the electric motors will power the front wheels. The 1,000hp engine is paired with an 8-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission. The power hits the pavement via the AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive system with a hybrid-drive rear axle.
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The projected performance is heavy duty:
0-200kmh: 6-seconds (0-124mph)
Top speed: 350kmh (217.48 mph)
If Mercedes-AMG can pull off the numbers they’re advertising they’re going to have one of the fastest street legal cars around. Mercedes-AMG has not released any projected 0-60 times, but let’s assume that it will be properly quick.
If the video above has heightened your desire to get your own Project ONE, well, all 275 pre-orders have been snatched up at the price of $2.7 million. Conjecture has it being released this year but no absolute confirmation has been issued.
Seven-time F1 world champ Lewis Hamilton, driver of the #44 Mercedes-Benz AMG, helped his employer develop the Project One and is awed by the upcoming hypercar.
“I can still hardly believe that there will soon be a hypercar with a Formula 1 engine,” Hamilton said. “We won the world championship with this engine in 2015, and I was involved in its development for a long time.