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    • Mercedes-AMG 'Project One' supercar aims for 1000+ horsepower with street legal Formula 1 style hybrid powerplant

      The Mercedes-AMG 'Project One' is shaping up to be something spectacular. If you have ever wanted a modern Formula 1 powertrain in a street car consider your wish granted. Head of AMG Tobias Moers shared a few details at the Detroit auto show along with teaser photos.


      The vehicle looks almost like a Le Mans prototype. If you did not know this was developed as a street car you would practically guess the car is just for the racetrack.

      Well, it does indeed share some motorsport inspired parts. Supposedly the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 motor will be modified for use in the Project One. Yes, that means a turbocharged 1.6 liter V6 hybrid drivetrain:

      Quote Originally Posted by AMG
      Offering unadulterated Formula One technology for the road, the hypercar is thus the first commercially available vehicle with F1 hybrid powertrain and road approval. The highly efficient and powerful Formula One hybrid drivetrain accompanied by a purely electric and wheel selective front axle drive concept is expected to develop a combined system power of more than 1,000 hp (735 kW).
      Incredible. They are actually taking their Formula 1 technology and giving you a chance to buy it for road use. Well, maybe not you in particular as the price is expected to be over $2.5 million and less than 300 will be built.

      Still, talk about an incredible vehicle with incredible technology bred at the highest level of motorsport. AMG is taking things to the next level and beyond.


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      Comments 11 Comments
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        $#@!ing sweeeet. I have wanted to see this F1 tech on a roadcar! I assume it has the split turbo design and everything too which is amazing.
        Since they don't have all the F1 restrictions this car the best hypercar, they could have active aero and all kinds of technology not allowed in F1.
        Wonder if you will need a team of engineers to maintain it though lol. Its not going to be a DD obviously.
      1. rikaro29's Avatar
        rikaro29 -
        I really admire AMG's Vision. BMW Click here to enlarge!!!!
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Could this be a miniature of the car?

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      1. SVP03's Avatar
        SVP03 -
        I cant wait too i get one.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SVP03 Click here to enlarge
        I cant wait too i get one.
        Are you getting one???
      1. SVP03's Avatar
        SVP03 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Are you getting one???
        Mercedes called before chrismas, but before i have my order anything can happens.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SVP03 Click here to enlarge
        Mercedes called before chrismas, but before i have my order anything can happens.
        I have no idea what you do for a living but when I'm in Europe at least let me check the car out.
      1. SVP03's Avatar
        SVP03 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I have no idea what you do for a living but when I'm in Europe at least let me check the car out.
        Delivery late 2018 or 2019.
        Very long time to wait.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SVP03 Click here to enlarge
        Delivery late 2018 or 2019.
        Very long time to wait.
        That's fine. I can wait for something like that.

        Any other details?
      1. SVP03's Avatar
        SVP03 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That's fine. I can wait for something like that.

        Any other details?
        None, AMG will contact me directly when it is time.
      1. SVP03's Avatar
        SVP03 -
        It will be on the IAA Frankfurt autoshow in september.