Mercedes-AMG One combines a Formula 1 engine with a car designed for street use.

Author: HT Auto Desk
May 22, 2022, 10:41

The hypercar Mercedes AMG Project One debuted in the world in 2017. (Daimler)

Mercedes-Benz back in 2017 presented its open concept hypercar Project One, which presented a preview of the road-legal hypercar inspired by Formula 1 racing cars. Mercedes-AMG has stated that it wants to make a street car with a capacity of 1,000 hp. with an engine derived from Formula 1. However, demonstrating the concept and actually implementing it are two different things. Mercedes-AMG has shown that it faces many difficulties in building a car.

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Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Callenius even joked about approving the hypercar in the first place. He said the automaker team that approved the Project One hypercar was probably drunk when it said “yes” to the project. In an interview with Autocar UK, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz said that the AMG team and the High-Performance Powertrain Formula One came into the company’s board about four years ago and said they have a great idea. It is reported that they offered to put a Formula 1 engine in a road car.

The production version of this car was originally planned to launch in 2019, but the automaker has not yet begun its release. Cullenius noted that at the stage of developing an ambitious project the automaker faces various obstacles, the main of which are more stringent emission standards. However, they also noted that Mercedes-AMG is determined to complete this project, no matter how difficult it may be.

The CEO of Mercedes also said that the German car company is ready to reveal news about AMG One in a couple of weeks. However, he did not disclose any details about the hypercar. The company may disclose details of future Project One specifications and launch dates.

Date of first publication: 10:41, 22 May 2022 IST

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