Mercedes-AMG Project One: F1 roads



Never in history have we been so close to driving a legal Formula 1 on our roads. In the greatest of secrets, the mad scientists of Mercedes-Benz's performance division, AMG, are working on the development of a new hypercar, now called "Project One".

From what we know, it will be a real F1 of the road. It will be made entirely of carbon fiber to be as light as possible, and it will benefit from new aerodynamic support on a road car. Its secret will lie however under the hood, because the engine will be derived from F1 ...

Thus, the Project One, if you can call it that, will house a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 developing 748 horsepower. In order to increase its longevity, it will run slower than an F1, with a limit of 11,000 rpm, making it the fastest engine in modern history to have been put in a road car. In addition, four electric motors, one per wheel, are expected to support 272 horsepower. This mechanics combined with the featherweight of the car will make the Project One quite a bomb!

However, the maintenance of the car will be problematic. Because of the power generated by such a small engine, it will have to be rebuilt at 50,000 km, nothing less. In addition, the type of box used, a simple-clutch robotic manual, will require skilled workers to change fluids.

Each of the 250 cars that will be produced will cost 3 million... Mercedes-Benz claims to have received more than 1,000 pre-orders... Better luck next time!

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