Take A Step Inside The Mercedes-AMG Project One

The Frankfurt Motor Show will play host to a number of important concept and production cars that will change and shape the future of the industry. However, it is a hypercar for the rich from Mercedes-AMG that is likely to steal all the headlines.

Dubbed the Mercedes-AMG Project One and talked about ad nauseam for the last year, the creation will be unlike any other road car before it. This is our very first glimpse at its interior.

Snapped by AMG boss Tobiers Moers, the picture reveals the hypercar will have a fully digital display behind the steering wheel and a large central infotainment screen in the dashboard. Additionally, the picture reveals the hypercar will have a Formula One-inspired steering wheel made from carbon fiber and complete with numerous buttons and switches. Shift lights can also be seen at the top of the wheel.

Elsewhere, the picture reveals that the Project One may not have a rear-view mirror, a move which would make sense considering the vehicle’s lack of a rear window.

As you probably know by now, the Project One will be powered by largely the same 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 as the Mercedes Formula One car. It’ll also feature the F1 car’s energy recovery systems and deliver around 1,000 hp.

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🌳🍏 INSIDE #AMGprojectOne HyperCar via Tobias Moers 👀 at AMG high performance powertrains in Brixworth UK 🇬🇧 note the F1 inspired wheel, and very Mercedes digital displays… See you at @iaamesse You 1000BHP 218MPH beauty!! 😍🙌🏼 #AMGhypercar #ProjectONE #AMGhighperformancepowertrains #R50 #AMGR50A post shared by Raziz "Roken" Rehan (@rokenr) on Sep 5, 2017 at 7:50am PDT

  • steve

    Well – that shows us a lot – not!

    • Matt

      Well obviously – it’s a ‘teaser’.

      • steve

        I know – but there are teasers and there are teasers!!

        • David Doyle

          Um, what?

  • Kingsley Mpofu

    While BMW is pissing around, Mercedes are making moves. Sigh frustrating

    • PK

      Mercedes is smarter than BMW as of recently. Bimmer can’t keep up.

  • wonder why mercedes has to tease so many times when the actual product has been sold out a year ago??

    • Kagiso Mutlaneng

      *sold out in the US a year ago.

    • David Doyle

      Same as the Huayra BC, Veneno, Centenario, Aventador J, LaFerrari Aperta…..
      …the list goes on. A lot of the limited run cars go before a public premiere

    • eb110americana

      Because cars like this aren’t about profit. They are about brand awareness. A much more fun form of spending advertising dollars, if you will. Mercedes can keep selling Sprinter vans and FWD A-Classes and still keep their street-cred. So yeah, gotta stretch out the hype as long as it will last.

  • Bash

    I think its almost the same view from the tumbler front windshield when Bruce Wayne tested it for the first time.
    Very cool.

    • Infinite1

      Agreed.

    • PK

      AMG Project One = Bruce Wayne’s car

      Valkyrie = James Bond’s car

      It’s going to be a epic matchup!!!!

  • supermanuel

    “The Project One may not have a rear-view mirror, a move which would make sense considering the vehicle’s lack of a rear window.”

    You think?

  • Puddingpopper

    Yay more effing iPads!!!! OMG so cutting edge!

    • David Doyle

      And you suggest?

      • Puddingpopper

        Design something maybe… gauge pods? Back lit E-ink? Integrated displays? Its gonna be a million plus… maybe some thought process? Same complaint for AM Valkyrie

        • David Doyle

          1. Guage pods only belong as carbon fiber cladded cabin appendages in Evos.
          2. While E-ink and integrated displays would be flashy and woo young buyers, no. These are barely legal race cars, and no serious driver wants to bother with that stuff while they’re driving. That’s why F1 cars, LM prototypes, and GT race cars all use tactile buttons and switches.
          3. Both of these cars are focused on the engineering and performance. That comes first. Feel free to plug your iPhone into the aux cord if you need some touchscreen.

          • Puddingpopper

            The steering wheel isn’t an iPad

          • David Doyle

            Indeed. Any reason it should be?

          • Puddingpopper

            Nope, tactile all the way bud

          • Rzrlf

            David Doyle you knob. You’re missing the point, using cheap touch screens dilutes the brand and back tracks on the development of any elegant and original interior design.