Mercedes-AMG have brought the Formula 1 technology to the road with the impressive Project One. The hypercar has already been displayed in some major auto shows, and it ended up at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
The event took place in Florida last month, while we were reporting live from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, but the video that follows has just come to our attention.
It’s a far cry from the supercar-thrashing films that we have gotten ourselves used to, but since the Mercedes-AMG Project One isn’t scheduled to hit the road for at least another year, it’s great to see it out in the open under natural light.
While the uber-Merc looks very nice indeed, and it moves (slowly) running just on electric power, it struggles to go uphill. We figure that’s probably because the juice in the batteries was depleted, but in any case it needed a helping hand – or six…
In production form, AMG promises that the Project One will need less than 6 seconds to fet to 124mph (200km/h) from a standstill and reach a top speed in excess of 217 mph (350 km/h). That’s thanks to its F1-derived powertrain which comprises a turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engine and four electric motors that generate over 1,000 horsepower.
Only 275 units of this marvelous piece of machinery will see the light of day, and all of them are already spoken for. The first batch is said to arrive in mid-2019, and despite its ‘sold out’ status, we guess that if you have a few millions of dollars lying around you could be able to buy a build slot or one of the ‘used’ examples from a flipper who has ordered one just to make a profit.