This is how the most powerful car ever built by Mercedes-AMG will look like. Preparing to debute at the autumn ball in Frankfurt next September, the Mercedes-AMG Project One comes to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Mercedes power house. Even by the hypercar standards, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is a fierce beast.
Over 1,000 horsepower churned out by 5 engines, 4 of which will be electric. These are the figures making up the exclusive vehicle. The extreme automobile will borrow Formula 1 technology, inheriting the engine of the racing car powered by a 1.6-liter V6 turbo unit.
The four electric units will supply the additional necessary power. Two of them are set to amplify the combustion unit (the MGU-H and the MGU-K), while other two, located on the front axle, are there to provide the necessary torque vectoring. Two additional E-machines will give the hypercar the ability to drive for approximately 25 kilometers with zero emissions, in the purely electric mode.
The batteries make the difference between the car set for road use and that driven by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the Formula 1 championship this season. The racing batteries are much lighter, varying between 20 and 25 kilograms, while the restriction-free road regulations allow the presence of much larger units, reaching a weight of 100 kilograms. The rest of the vehicle will not surpass 600 kilograms, so the structure will be a superlight one, making it easy for the drivetrain to rocket the car from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds. The engineers are planning to fit an automated manual gearbox in the fastest car that they have ever built.
There are already over 1,000 buyers who have expressed their interest in buying the AMG-made Project One. But that’s too bad for them, because only 275 units will be built, starting at a price of over 2.275 million Euros plus taxes each.
The Affalterbach engineers have designed the hypercar with the end user in mind: “It will be a useable, daily driving car”, claims Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers.
All technical details on the super automobile are right here: Mercedes-AMG R50: Project One hypercar with 5 engines and 1.000+ HP.
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