Mercedes-AMG has just released a few juicy details about their upcoming mega car, the Project One. Specifically, AMG has confirmed that the car will have a top speed of more than 350kmph(217mph).
Also the total power output will stand at over 1000hp, of which about 750 will be from that mad mad 1.6 V6, which will spin to a crazy 11000rpm redline. They've also released this front-on teaser image of the highly anticipated hypercar.
An unofficial render
The Mercedes-AMG Project One (stylized as ONE) is an upcoming production sports car that will be powered by Formula 1 technology. It will be launched at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. As it does have a F1 powertrain, it will become the first to do so. Quite a step up from AMG's previous inhouse car, AMG GT.
Although looking like a F1-inspired sports car with a strong character, Mercedes-AMG boss, Tobias Moers, says the car's main character is to be a sports car with full comfort on the road.
The Project One's is currently being evaluated by its performance, durability, and ability in Mercedes-Benz's proving grounds and on racing circuits. Tobias Moers also says when "the time is right", Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 driver Lewis Hamilton will be testing the prototypes.
In April 16, 2017, the Project One became sold out for the United States.
It will compete with the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the Ariel HIPERCAR,, perhaps the Koenigsegg Regera and the upcoming exotics from McLaren, Ferrari and Porsche.
The Project One will be competing alongside the Aston Martin Valkyrie, and unnamed sports cars by Audi and BMW.
Not a lot is known about the design, but Mercedes-Benz's teaser images of the car shows the car will have an LMP1-inspired exterior design. Later, in April 2017, Mercedes-AMG revealed the car will have doors that will be very distinct compared to regular high-performance cars.
The interior has not been shown yet.