Mercedes-AMG Project One Cranks Out 1,020 HP, Goes 30 Miles On Battery

6 months ago by Adrian Padeanu 6

Mercedes-AMG Project One Rendering

1.6-liter V6 turbo engine from an F1 car will work together with four electric motors.

As most of you are aware by now, the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar was shown behind closed doors at the Geneva Motor Show last month ahead of an already confirmed full debut this September in Frankfurt.

One of the people fortunate enough to buy the F1-engined beast has seen the two-seater machine clad in carbon fiber and he described it as being a “truly wild thing, extreme in every respect.”

Mercedes-AMG Project One – This Plug-In Has No Granola Either

A new report now comes to reveal more juicy details about the Project One’s powertrain. The turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engine adapted from Mercedes-AMG’s title-winning W07 Formula 1 car will allegedly develop 748 horsepower (558 kilowatts) and will work together with no less than four electric motors. Two of them will drive the front wheels while the other two are going to be for the turbocharger and the crankshaft. This quartet of electric motors is said to churn 408 hp (304 kW) and corroborated with the V6 gasoline unit will provide the hypercar with a combined output of 1,020 hp (761 kW).

According to this new report, the all-wheel-drive range topper from Affalterbach is going to weigh less than 2,900 pounds (1,315 kilograms) and will be able to travel running solely on electric power for up to 30 miles (48 kilometers).

Sold out in the United States, Mercedes-AMG’s new crown jewel will be limited to 275 units and already about 225 units have been pre-ordered, despite an estimated and eye-watering price tag of $2.4 million. For every 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) covered, the F1-derived engine capable of revving up to an amazing 11,000 rpm is going to require some extensive work to get back into shape. Talk about having a first world problem…

September can’t come soon enough. Meanwhile, expect more teasers to be released in the months to come as a way to ease the wait for those of us not on the ultra-exclusive list of preorders.

Source: Automobile Magazine

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6 responses to "Mercedes-AMG Project One Cranks Out 1,020 HP, Goes 30 Miles On Battery"

  1. Jake Brake says:

    More expensive and slower than NIO ep9

    1. BenG says:

      Yeah, that Nio kills. And only $1.2 million!

  2. Nem says:


  3. WARREN says:

    Well when you say slower, let’s wait till we see what the Nurburgring times are. With Mercedes F1 experience, I would bet this will handily beat the Nio.

    1. BenG says:

      That would be cool to see a showdown between the two, both well prepped to race with plenty of practice on the track before race-day.

      One of the articles I read about the NIO Nurburgring run said that the car made the run at 80% thrust and didn’t take an ideal line.

  4. James says:

    Soon, the tech now associated with hypercars from Porsche,
    McLaren, Mercedes and the like will trickle down further and further until Joe Q. Public car guy will buy a
    hobby or race car or even a sporty Miata-style car
    That uses electric boost instead of turbos .

    These unobtainium machines only set the path for
    more obtainable machines of the future. The NIO
    or any other BEV performance car has big
    disadvantages – mainly heat, weight and range
    compared to the ICE car which can race lap after
    lap for long distamces.

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