Mercedes-AMG has some big news this year. The German automaker has finally revealed to the world the newest details about its hypercar effort.
The German-based outfit has managed to claim the past three F1 driver and constructor championships, dominating the F1 racing sport ever since the small-displacement hybrid-powertrain formula has been introduced in 2014. And now, Mercedes-AMG wants to bring that kind of hybrid power into the company’s newest creation, the Project One
According to Road and Track, the German-based company is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary and has decided to reveal a few important details of their most exciting product to date. A new teaser has been released to the public, showing the hypercar’s powertrain and suspension package.
Making the Project One’s powertrain foundation will be a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine which has been taken from the Mercedes AMG F1 car. The hypercar’s turbocharged internal combustion engine will make around 748 horsepower. This will be augmented by four electric motors and two battery packs that Mercedes claims can produce four times more energy than a typical F1 racing car. This brings the total powertrain output to a monstrous 1000 horsepower.
The Project One will have a special steering wheel, equipped with a power button that will allow the driver to go faster in an instant. It will use an eight-speed single-clutch gearbox instead of the much heavier but fragile double-clutch gearbox.
As for the availability, Mercedes-AMG said that it will be building one Mercedes-AMG Project One car per day until it can fulfill all of its target deliveries by 2020. Mercedes plans to release 275 cars in total and each of these cars already have a reserved buyer. The hypercar will be made legal everywhere, except in China. There still no official words about the hypercar’s release date.
However, there already some speculations that Mercedes-AMG plans to launch the new hypercar at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show this coming September.
Check out the Mercedes AMG Project One powertrain video below.
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