Mercedes-AMG Hypercar No Longer Called 'Project One'
Slideshow: Ahead of the Paris motor show, the new Formula 1-inspired Mercedes-AMG flagship car loses the 'Project' and the production-ready version will now be known as One.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 driver Valtteri Bottas symbolically put his stamp of approval on the Mercedes-AMG hypercar. The 'project' that started out as a vision to bring Formula 1 performance to the road has now reached its final stages. The car will be going into production, now known simply as the Mercedes-AMG One.
Ready for Production
Auto enthusiasts across the world and fans of Mercedes-AMG F1 have been awaiting the arrival of the final version of the new hypercar almost as eagerly as those 275 proud soon-to-be owners. Having gone through pre-production testing after its initial debut in 2017, the AMG masterpiece will be ready to go soon.
AMG's newest hyper-fast hypercar has been put through rigorous testing in order to maximize its level of performance. The powerplant has perfected to ensure the highest level of efficiency and power output, and the innovative active aero elements have been seeing tweaks to provide the best performance on the track.
The One features a two-stage extending rear wing that works to actively provide the downforce required on track, aided by the complex aero parts in the front, on top, and underneath the car. These active aero systems are currently undergoing additional wind tunnel and track testing by the racing experts of Affalterbach in an effort to "bring racing technology to life in a street-legal vehicle."
Formula One Power Unit
Speaking of racing technology, it should be common knowledge, at this point, that the Mercedes-AMG One will be powered by a version of the 1.6-liter V6 ICE engine that powered the 2017 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 race car.
The over 1000-HP power source is a turbocharged hybrid unit based on the Mercedes F1's system. The two 120-kW electric motors direct power to the front wheels and the engine is mated to an F1-inspired 8-speed transmission.
The production-ready Mercedes-AMG One is going to be introduced to the world at the Paris auto show which kicks off later this week.
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