Mercedes-AMG Allegedly Decided Not To Build Project One Roadster


A track-only version was also considered, but ultimately failed to receive the green light.

It’s one year since Mercedes-AMG lifted the veils off the spectacular Project One at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Oddly enough, we haven’t heard much of the F1-engined hypercar since then, but it is believed the production-ready model will be unveiled soon. That likely means more juicy details are to be disclosed about what could turn out to be the fastest production car at the Nürburgring.

If we were to rely on the rumor mill, the talented folks from Affalterbach toyed around with the idea of chopping off the 1,000-horsepower coupe’s roof to create a roadster version. While the model with the fixed roof will be built in 275 examples, the open-top derivative was conceived with a production run of 5 to 10 units. However, it appears we won’t be seeing anything along the lines of a Project One Roadster as plans were shelved in August.

It’s a similar story with a track-only edition in the same vein as the Aston Martin’s Valkyrie AMR Pro, Ferrari’s LaFerrari FXX K Evo, and McLaren’s P1 GTR. The initial plan was to build anywhere between 25 to 50 units of the ultimate AMG track toy, but it’s not going to happen after all.

As for the coupe we’re all eager see in final guise, the report goes on to specify it might go by another name, although Project One does sound rather cool. Another tidbit is the availability of a “Qualification” mode, which we assume sharpens up everything to turn the hypercar into an even more track-focused machine.

If by any chance you have the $2.5-million hypercar on order, you probably know by now Mercedes-AMG has a problem with customers attempting to flip their cars. Those eager to actually drive their prized possessions are aware of the fact that after 50,000 kilometers (31,070 miles), they’ll have to send the car to Mercedes-AMG to have the turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engine rebuilt. Talk about first world problems…

Source: The Supercar Blog

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From article: “$2.5-million [Mercedes-AMG Project One]… after 50,000 kilometers (31,070 miles), they’ll have to send the car to Mercedes-AMG to have the turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engine rebuilt…”

Or instead purchase a Tesla Roadster at 1/10 the price with better performance specs and requires no ICE rebuilds.

You gotta be Cruel to be Kind.

What do you think, how many km does someone drive in a car like that in a year? This is a car for the weekend only. I expect most of them will not reach 50000km in the next ten years.

With 1000 hp from 1.6 liters (that’s over 10 hp per cubic inch) its amazing that it lasts that long. Top fuel dragsters which make about 8000 hp from 8 liters get torn down after one quarter mile run.

The existence of this vehicle and its ilk reflect the extreme disparity in income and wealth at this time (even in “socialist” Europe and communist China not to mention the U.S.). Here’s to trickling down.

Wait, I thought this was supposed to be yet another “Tesla Killer?” Also, ICE rebuild after 30k miles? Who doesn’t wanna do that?

Where have you heard this was to be a Tesla killer ? It has nothing to do with a Tesla. It’s a very small production hypercar with a hybrid engine derived from the one used in Formula one. And it’s not even a plug in.

300 units is no killer for any car.

I generalized, it’s the term that every even remotely electrified super-car gets labeled by Yahoo and Seeking Alpha.

But mostly by people in these forums to mock the “Tesla killers”.

No, it’s not really mostly used by folks here. The media uses is almost weekly if you ever read Yahoo business or Apple stock lines.