Despite its massive 1,000 PLUS horsepower rating, the hottly anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar with all its Formula 1 derived tech and hybrid powertrain needed a good old push to uphill.
The incident happened at the recent Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, in Florida, where the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar celebrated its North American debut.
Shortly after making a spectacular appearance in slow motion, relying exclusively on electric power, the Mercedes-AMG Project One simply struggled to go up a small hill climb. This prompted the help of no less than six Mercedes employees and by-standers who managed to get the Formula 1 derived coupe safely to its destination.
The only plausible explanation for this mishap would be that the batteries were actually empty and Mercedes-AMG simply didn’t want to fire up the combustion engine.
The Mercedes-AMG Project One is said to develop in excess of 1,000 hp (more likely 1,100 hp) and reach a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). Its Formula 1 inspired hybrid powertrain will combine a high-revving 1.6-liter V6 engine that can go as high as 12,000 rpm with four electric motors which get their power from a high-tech KERS system.
First deliveries are set for the middle of next year, while the price is expected to top 2.75 million euros before taxes. Only 275 units will be made and they are sold out. READ OUR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE MERCEDES-AMG PROJECT ONE BELOW.