Mercedes-AMG One customers will have to wait a bit more to get their car
Yup, deliveries have been delayed again
The Mercedes-AMG One (formerly known as Project One) was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show as a road-legal hypercar with F1 technology. Mercedes is only going built 275, priced from $2.72m, all of which have been already sold to customers - including former F1 Champion Nico Rosberg. Unfortunately, it looks like the 275 soon-to-be owners are going to have to wait a bit more because AMG won't start shipping cars until the first quarter of 2022.
It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Mercedes. They’ve run into a series of problems, including strict emission regulations, which forced engineers to redesign the 1.6-litre V6 to make it compliant, and a variety of issues with the prototypes.
The final production model will likely use the new ‘E Performance’ nameplate that Mercedes launched a few months ago, and there will be some minor design changes, but other than that, it‘ll look just like the Concept. Which is a good thing, in my book, because I got the chance to see it ‘in the metal’ at the 2017 LA Auto Show and I think it looks great.
Meanwhile, Mercedes is still testing prototypes and is determined to prove that the One can set the outright lap record at the Green Hell, beating even the track-only Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo (5:19.55). We’ll see.