Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Still Needs A Push To Go Uphill

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.

  • UrbanizeCompton

    Mercedes could have at least gave the batteries a charge before driving it around in public, how embarrassing. Amazing car nonetheless! Should be the new Batmobile for the next Batman movie.

    • benT

      I offered a box of AAA and AA batteries but………

    • Bash

      Yes, I like it a lot.

    • Ary Wisesa

      Relax, it’s only a mock-up, not the final production version. It’s not unusual to have a concept car that can’t run at all. 🙂

  • To be fair the car probably is show car with mechanical stuff inactive. It’s in no way representing the final product.

  • b_digital

    Mercedes reliability at it’s finist

    • Matt

      Not really.

    • Matthew Daraei

      tDo you know that is the prototype car and not the production model? I don’t think you know it, because you are so naive.

      • Moveon Libtards

        Too bad Mercedes acts like they made a production-ready example by all the self-contralutory hype they spew out.

        Mercedes “reliability” at its best.

    • Mark Hawthorne

      What an incredibly stupid comment.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Yup. Anyone who has actually owned a Merc knows how many times they are in the shop.

      Mercedes hype at its best too.

  • ejd1984

    LMAO

  • Moveon Libtards

    Shame for Mercedes.

  • Sjaak

    what an ugly beast, those nostrills, my goodness…

  • SteersUright

    The front end needs a complete re-think.

  • Autoexperte

    the big Finn looks stupid and exaggerated

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