Auto Motor und Sport asserts that language in the Project One’s contract will prohibit buyers from flipping the Formula One-powered hypercar for a profit.
Last year, Aston Martin made headlines after chief executive Andy Palmer said the British marque will not tolerate Valkyrie owners from selling their desirable build slots. It remains to be seen if Aston Martin will also require customers to sign a contract promising not to sell their vehicle’s once deliveries commence.
Prices for the Mercedes-AMG Project One start at $2.6 million and in the last year, there have been a couple of build slots that have appeared for sale. However, it’s difficult to know if these listings are legitimate but if they are, it sounds as if Mercedes-AMG will do all it can to prevent them from being sold.
As you probably already know, the Project One is powered by the same 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine used in the Mercedes Formula One car. This engine is joined by two 120-kilowatt electric motors driving the rear wheels and two smaller electric motors powering the front. .
All up, the hypercar pumps out in excess of 1000 hp and will rocket from a standstill to 124 mph (200 km/h) in six seconds. Mercedes says the finished product will also be able to travel for 15.5 miles (25 km) on electric power alone.
Due to the race-derived nature of the powertrain, the internal combustion engine will require a complete rebuild every 31,000 miles (50,000 km).