The Mercedes-AMG One Sounds Just Like An Actual F1 Racer!

The Mercedes-AMG One has apparently been pushed back until 2021 due to the difficulties the German marque is having with its F1-powered street car.

We’re sure customers were a little upset by this; and, after watching the following videos, they’ll yearn even more for the issues to be solved so that their new ride is delivered to them.

The clips were filmed at a recent event in Baden Baden, Germany, where AMG owners were offered the opportunity to see the One and the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series up close. They show the hypercar testing – thanknfully, without any music dubbed over it to hide the engine and exhaust note. The image quality of the videos is not the best, but we do get to hear what the F1-derived powertrain sounds like.

Also Read: Has Mercedes-AMG Pushed Back Deliveries Of The One To 2021?

Fittingly, the car sounds just like a Formula 1 car from the current turbo-hybrid era. There’s no guarantee that the street car will sound exactly like this, though, because this prototype probably doesn’t have a production-spec exhaust – plus, noise regulations are getting even more strict. The car certainly doesn’t sound like a traditional supercar with a screaming high-displacement V8, V10 or V12, but does have a very unique appeal to it.

It is claimed that Mercedes-AMG engineers are struggling to ensure the hybridized 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 can meet WLTP emissions regulations. Additionally, AMG’s engineers are finding it difficult to ensure the engine doesn’t require electric pre-heating before it turns over like it does in an F1 car. But we’re pretty sure they’ll eventually come up with a solution. The stakes are too high, and it’s not just owners, but also petrolheads, who are salivating over the thought of the One hitting the streets.


  • reminds me of the LFA a bit

    • Todun Olusola

      Sounds nothing like an LFA.

  • Bash

    What a great machine.

  • Astonman

    It sounds electric. Not what I was expecting.

    • Matt

      Well it is a hybrid…

      • Astonman

        Needs more cowbell

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      There is another video in the first Instagram link above where the car is accelerating and you can hear the V6 much better.

      • Astonman

        Thanks Mike

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    So it sounds ‘meh’ just like every F1 car since 2014.

  • SteersUright

    Absolutely stunning machine. The thing I cant stand about these hyper(expensive) cars is that they’re so rare you’ll likely never see one. They’re little more than headline generators and a collection of pics for most people.
    Rant aside, this thing looks dramatic and spectacular. Now I want to see what a giant like MB can produce for normal folk in the $55k-$70k range to compete with cars like the C8.

    • Mark Hawthorne

      Nothing. They’re going to do nothing about a sports car in that price category because a) they don’t have to and b) they’ll make a lot more money making $100k+ cars.

  • BullyHayes

    well if it sounded like a f1 v12 from mid-90s or v10 from mid-00s it would be a thing.

    but unfortunately your average plonker in a second-hand C63/e63 will show this thing up for noise

  • xrnzaaas

    That’s at least 5 years too late, if only we weren’t in the crappy sounding hybrid era.

  • Vasilescu Petru-Ionut

    Honda HSV 010 was much better.

    • Bob


  • Cool shound when you were like five… No I’m more like a Tesla guy, myself…

    • Aeromann

      Yes, we know that you are a Teslantifa guy. 😉

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