Project One Leads The Mercedes-AMG Pack In LA

The CLS may be Mercedes‘ star at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and yet it pales next to the AMG Project One.

Displayed for the first time in the City of Angels, following its Frankfurt and Tokyo shows appearances in the past couple of months, the two-seater hypercar continues to amaze with its sexy looks and mind-blowing performance.

By using four electric motors, combined with a high-revving 1.6-liter V6 engine derived from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 racer, which work together to produce more than 1,000hp, the Project One needs less than 6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 124mph (200km/h).

By comparison, the new Bugatti Chiron does that in 6.1sec, whereas the McLaren P1 requires 6.8sec. Flat-out, the Mercedes-AMG Project One will reach speeds in excess of 350km/h (210mph).

If you’re among the lucky customers who have bought one of the 275 build slots, then you should rest assured when it comes to its equipment list, as despite bringing the F1 technology to the road, the hybrid hypercar is well equipped inside.

Among the features that should make life more comfortable behind the wheel are the air conditioning and Comand infotainment system, in addition to the screen that replaces the rear-view mirror, to improve rear visibility.

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  • Six_Tymes

    while holding your lips together, take both fore fingers and put them inside your mouth and gently pull your checks wide, look in the mirror. Great Job! you just did a Project One imitation!

    it works best if you put a tiny merc badge on the tip of your nose.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      damn,i was almost canceling my Project One order.

      • Six_Tymes

        lol

  • Shahul Usman

    Dont love the looks 100%, not bad though, but that thing is gonna destroy all… bet its faster than the Honda F1 Torro Rosso next year…lol..I kid I kid… 😉

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I bet half of the people going to the LA auto show don’t know why this car is so special.

  • Brick

    All that power and it’ll only go 210mph? Wait, WHAT?? Look, I get that this car and the La Ferrari and P1 and 918 Spider utilize a lot of aero-tech to increase downforce for better handling and increased lap times and there is a trade off with higher-speed drag caused by various downforce methods – but cars approaching and or exceeding the 1,000 HP mark should be topping out at least 230+mph if not a bit quicker. It seems like a dang robbery to see a car like this Mercedes only do 210 mph. Seriously what in the heck guys? Drag limited? Doubtfull with over 1,000 hp. Electronically limited? More likely – but why? Heck the Mclaren F1 hit 240mph with under 700 HP! This newer generation of hyper cars just doesn’t make sense with what is pretty much low top-speeds in relation to their acceleration capabilities. No thanks guys. If i was rich enough to afford any car, I aint gonna buy one that can’t even beat the 20+ year record of the F1. Get real.

    • CAPSTWAT

      YOUR USERNAME IS VERY APT, BECAUSE YOU DO JUST AS MUCH THINKING AS A BRICK.

      PERHAPS CONSIDER THE EXTREME DOWNFORCE VS THE DRAG REDUCTION LEVELS REQUIRED FOR VERY HIGH SPEEDS? WHY? BECAUSE PHYSICS.

      JUST A THOUGHT.

    • Jds65

      You literally answered your own question.Except you left one thing, that is gearing.This thing is all about lap times and acceleration.Especially from one corner to the next.Higher Gearing ratios help achieve that but also decreases top speed.Like you said, its mostly aero.This car has no top speed purpose, instead to demolish any car in acceleration and lap times.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Read your comment again. And then ask your dumb question again.

    • Vassilis

      You say you get the car is about lap times etc but really, you don’t. Because if you did you wouldn’t care it “only” does 210. Honestly though, I really hope many prospective owners thought the same way because if they did the car will only go to people who appreciate it.

  • Bob

    Patiently waiting for this to look more attractive… is what I would say if this wasn’t such a monumentally exciting piece of engineering. I can’t wait to see this up against the Aston (which may have also otherwise needed patience on its looks).

  • SteersUright

    The more I see the Project One the more I think it looks pretty drab and unlike what a $1mil+ Mercedes supercar should looked like. This car is a major letdown, it is not beautiful.

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