The show car is the highlight of AMG’s 50th Anniversary- an apt assertion as it produces over 1,000 hp and reaches speeds beyond 217 mph. Truly, the Mercedes-AMG Project one is a first of its kind, combining exceptional racetrack performance with the day to day suitable Formula 1 hybrid technology and impressive efficiency.
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE made its global debut at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. This two-seater supersports show car incorporates some of the very latest, fully fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology seamlessly from the track to the road. The show car is the highlight of AMG’s 50th Anniversary- an apt assertion as it produces over 1,000 hp and reaches speeds beyond 217 mph. Truly, the Mercedes-AMG Project one is a first of its kind, combining exceptional racetrack performance with the day to day, suitable Formula 1 hybrid technology and impressive efficiency.
This AMG GT Concept supersports show car is a glimpse into the future of high performance-hybrid drive strategy of the Mercedes-Benz sports car brand.
Blending the world of motorsports and racing technology with everyday driving is a dream turned reality for engineers. “The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is the first Formula 1 car with MOT approval. Our highly efficient hybrid assembly stems from motor racing and the electrically powered front axle generates a fascinating mixture of performance and efficiency. ”Ola Källenius says, Member of the Daimler AG Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
Some of the technical specs of this new powerful concept are below:
|Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car|
|Rear-wheel drive||1.6-liter V6 with direct injection, four valves per cylinder, four overhead camshafts and electrically boosted single turbocharger, electric motor connected to the crankshaft|
|Engine capacity||1,600 cc|
|Rear-wheel drive output||> 500 kW|
|Front-wheel drive output||2 x 120 kW|
|System output||> 740 kW (> 1,000 hp)|
|Electric range||25 km|
|Drive system||Variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with hybrid-drive rear axle, electrically driven front axle and torque vectoring|
|Transmission||Automated AMG SPEEDSHIFT 8-speed manual transmission|
|Acceleration 0-200 km/h||< 6 secs.|
|Top speed||> 350 km/h|
Beauty Meets Formula 1 Beast
The show car is undoubtedly inspired by the world of motorsport, but most importantly, it still illuminates the Mercedes-AMG principle that fascination is linked to function. Each part. Each design decision has a purpose, resulting in a mid-engine concept. The proportions are muscular; the cockpit is forward with large wheel arches, a wasp waist, and an extended rear end.
“The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is the hottest and coolest car we have ever designed. It combines our design philosophy of Sensual Purity with the performance of our Formula 1 racing cars and is the perfect embodiment of Performance Luxury,” says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG. “This hypercar’s extreme design marks a milestone in design – there are no lines, and the interior is stripped down to the essentials.”
The Future of Driving Performance
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE brings Premier class racetrack performance and a full day to day riding stability in an ultimate driving machine. The future of AMG cars is powerful as Project ONE will help engineers obtain priceless findings of performance-oriented plug-in hybrid drive technology, suspension layouts, and onboard electronics for the benefit of the series production AMG cars. The future of Project ONE is exciting, and the team is working hard to bring this vision onto the road.
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