We finally know when the Mercedes-AMG One will arrive!
And we'll have to be patient again!
In 2017, Mercedes excited all hypercar fans by unveiling the Project One - now One - whose engine comes straight from a Formula 1 car! However, this incredible achievement has greatly delayed the sports car's deliveries. Adapting such an engine to the road is far from easy. As a result, two years later, customers still don't see the shadow of their car...
The object of the conflict is a small 1.6 L V6 developing a crazy 671 hp. Obviously, in the very selective world of hypercars, this cavalry is insufficient, which is why this motorization is accompanied by four electric motors each producing 163 hp. In total, the Mercedes-AMG One develops more than 1,000 hp.
The delivery date of the vehicles is therefore postponed, always and again. Customers are eagerly waiting for their cars and some have not hesitated to pay more in order to get their toy sooner. Thus, by $2.7 million, the most hurried buyers proposed $4 million to accelerate the movement! According to Road & Track, Mercedes has finally announced a delivery time to calm the heat.
At the 2019 Los Angeles Motor Show, Michael Knöller, sales manager at Mercedes-AMG, said that the brand had problems adapting Formula 1 technology to the road. One of the major challenges was to reduce the engine's idle rpm from the original 5,000 rpm to just 1,200 rpm. All this in order to respect the WLTP standards... and the neighbourhood!
These problems are finally beginning to be solved. The first deliveries are expected in 2021. The 275 units of the beast are obviously already sold out. The Mercedes-AMG One will encounter many competitors such as the Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1, the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the highly anticipated Lotus Evija.
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