Mercedes-AMG Project One To Have Almost 700 Kg Of Downforce

Mercedes-AMG has suggested that its Project One hypercar will deliver almost 700 kg (1,543 lbs) of downforce, the most of any road-going car from the automaker.

During a recent discussion with Autocar, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers said peak downforce will be roughly half the weight of the car. With the car set to weight between 1300 kg and 1400 kg (2,866 – 3,086 lbs), that puts downforce in the region of 650 kg and 700 kg (1,433 – 1,543 lbs).

To put that into perspective, the track-focused McLaren P1 GTR delivers 660 kg (1,455 lbs) of downforce at 150 mph. Unlike the British hypercar, the Project One is free of any particularly wild fixed wings or splitters. When it hits the market, the Project One won’t lead the downforce race, however. For example, the McLaren Senna has already been confirmed to produce 800 kg (1,763 lbs) of downforce.

Both of these pale in comparison to the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Thanks to its use of underfloor aerodynamics, it may have up to 1800 kg (roughly 4,000 lbs) of downforce.

Powering the Mercedes-AMG Project One is the 1.6-liter V6 hybrid engine from the Mercedes Formula One car. Tweaked to run smoothly on the road, it will deliver between 1000 hp and 1100 hp. If Mercedes takes the car to the Nurburgring, it should comfortably eclipse the 6 min 47 sec lap time of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.

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  • Bob

    Valkyrie, oh lord. Is that even fun?

  • Bo Hanan

    McLaren Senna is the king of downforce @ 800Kg.

    • Mark Hawthorne

      Thanks. I would have thought they’d mention that in the article. Odd that they missed it. Oh, THEY DIDN’T. Important that you repeated it though bceause without your endorsement I wouldn’t have believed it. But wait…it’s not ‘THE KING” after all. With 1000kg less than the Valkyrie it’s firmly going to be in second place. So. overall…a firm 1 out of 10 for the usefulness of your comment “Bo”. Next.

      • Bo Hanan

        Senna is out now. Valkyrie hasn’t arrived yet. Let’s keep things in perspective.
        And I give you a 5 for having the ladies-balls to even try to shade me.

        • Mark Hawthorne

          No it’s not. It has been launched but is not in production and none have been delivered. Just like the Valkyrie. Wrong, yet again.

          • Bo Hanan

            Sweetie, the Valkyrie is track only. The Senna is a track car for the road. Let’s compare apples to apples.

          • Mark Hawthorne

            Do you honestly not read anything about the cars you comment on? 150 Valkyries are road cars. 25 additional cars are track only. WRONG YET AGAIN.

          • Bo Hanan

            When the Aston hits the road lets talk. For now just sit there with the rest of the girls and be quiet.
            Bye Felicia!

          • Mark Hawthorne

            Reverting to insults is the mark of the ignorant and weak. You’re not man enough to EVER admit you are wrong. And you have been on several occasions including this one. How is that such a problem. If you contradict me then st least do do with facts.

            What are you 15? Sitting in your Mom’s basement being brave? How about you start to comment only when you are in possession of the facts and then present s cogent argument based upon them. And save your sexist epithets for the playground.

          • Bo Hanan

            LOL. Gurl please.

          • Mark Hawthorne

            What’s with the implication that anyone who disagrees with you is a woman? Are you bullied by your Mommy? It’s hilarious…

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