Well-known Mercedes SLR McLaren model collector and real estate mogul Manny Khoshbin has taken delivery of the limited edition Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series P One Edition, as one of 275 customers waiting for the delayed Mercedes-AMG One.
Manny Khoshbin has just taken delivery of the limited edition Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. He is one of those who have been waiting for the ONE hypercar. But for the moment, he has no idea when it’s coming.
What do the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series P One Edition and the Mercedes-AMG ONE have in common?
At the Frankfurt Motor Show in the fall of 2017, Mercedes unveiled the concept of a Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar that was sort of like a Formula 1 car for the street. But adapting the 1.6-liter V6 engine from F1 for the street is more complicated than expected. Deliveries were supposed to start in the autumn of 2018 but even today, no customer has received their dream hypercar.
Mercedes announced that it would build just 275 examples of the Mercedes-AMG One for the price of €2.275 million, plus VAT. Since the delivery deadline was already long overdue, Mercedes decided to look for a way not to disappoint its 275 customers. To this end, Mercedes has created a special Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. This is called the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series P One Edition and only 275 examples were produced. All for those who ordered the ONE.
It is distinguished by its two-tone paintwork – silver for the body and black for the roof and silver and black stars are drawn from the side to the rear. Also on the door sills, wheels and backrest, the are green accents – the official Petronas colour.
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series P One Edition is powered by one of the most powerful versions of the 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engines ever built. It develops 720 HP and 800 Nm transferred to the rear axle via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and reaches 325 km/h. The price of 385,240 euro is 50,000 euros above that of the standard Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. But 50,000 euros more means nothing to the 275 customers who have already paid 2,275 million euros plus VAT for the AMG ONE.
At the car’s reception, Manny Khoshbin said it looks ten times better in person than what you see on the web.