Mercedes-AMG has been testing the Project One around SPA

It took a little longer than expected but the 1,000 hp hypercar is here

After a two-week break, Formula One is back for the seventh race of the year at SPA-Francorchamps, one of the most popular tracks amongst F1 drivers. Mercedes-AMG has been spending some time at the track ahead of the race with the AMG Project One, a 1,000-hp plug-in hypercar.

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The Project One was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and it is a triumph of technology, which is probably part of the reason why developing the car took a little longer than expected. Now, after completing a series of proving tests at Mercedes' technology centre in Immendingen, Mercedes brought it here to test in in real-world condition on a real racetrack.

It's powered by a 1.6-litre V6, paired with four electric motors. Two of these motors are proper electric engines, located on the front axle, one for each wheel; then there's a Kers-like system plus another similar system which acts as a turbocharger for the 1.6 engine. The combined power output is 1,043 hp and, thanks to the 800-volt electric architecture, the car can also be used in full-electric mode.

Mercedes say the Project One can accelerate from 0-60 in 2.2 seconds which, if confirmed, would actually make it the fastest-accelerating car in the world. As you'd expect, production is limited only 275 units will ever be built, all of which come with a price tag of S$2.72 million, all sold out.

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Comments (14)

  • 1.6???. I had to read that a few times . I can’t imagine that is more than a generator for the batteries.

    I’ll save my design opinion for the un-camouflaged photos , although it looks the most race car compared to the “HOLY TRINITY “ 918, La Ferrari, and P1.

    Already sold out is nothing surprising, however I fundraising very sad.

    It will be another Hypercar that multi Billionaires will “collect” and people will never see.

    You won’t find one on a track day anytime soon.

      1 month ago
    • Not all of them though. Nico Rosberg has bought one and would certainly get it on a racetrack one he's got it. Plus I'm wondering if shmee150 also wanted to own one

        30 days ago
    • Sadly true

        25 days ago
  • Wonder why a car designed, developed and built just outside of Northampton chose Spa to test when Silverstone is about 20 miles down the road?

      29 days ago
  • For those who think this is a usable car - youtu.be/pZZfbcQ7Ilw .

      29 days ago
  • Bellissimo.

      1 month ago
  • Yaaaaassss

      16 days ago
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