Mercedes-AMG Project One Reservation Up For Sale For $5.2 Million

NOV 10 2017 BY JEFF PEREZ 10

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE

Would you be willing to pay more than double just to get your hands on one?

Only a few lucky enthusiasts with very deep pockets will be able to get their hands on the all-new Mercedes-AMG Project One when it goes on sale. With a production cap of just 275 units, and a price tag of approximately $2.7 million, it’s one of the most limited plug-in supercars on the market – not to mention that all examples have already been accounted for. 

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE

But at least one person on Mercedes’ short list has decided that they don’t want the car at all. Instead, they’d opt to try and cash in for nearly more than double what the supercar is actually worth. On the German marketplace Mobile, a listing for a Project One build slot is up for sale for a cool $5.22 million (€4.51 million).

Admittedly, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen someone try to flip their build spot for double the profit. Porsche, Ferrari, and even Aston Martin customers have all been caught in the act. But some companies are standing up to flippers.

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, for example, has made it perfectly clear that anyone looking to flip their Valkyrie build spot for cash will be barred from buying any limited Aston Martin products in the future. The statement was in response to a similar listing for an Valkyrie build slot that was listed for a €3,300,000 ($3,825,000).

For now, Mercedes hasn’t said anything about owners – or this owner in particular – looking to flip their spots for a profit. Given that the listing notes a specific dealership near Munich, DI Automobile, it’s safe to assume that Mercedes may be reaching out in hopes of dissuading the client from doing so.

For what it’s worth, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is a plug-in offering that actually has two electric motors, the first is for the turbocharger’s spooling, but the other is linked straight to the crankshaft to help give the Mercedes some instant zip…and also lets the driver get around on just electricity alone if so desired – at least for about 24 km (15 miles) or so.

The total output of the high-powered hybrid engine is more than 1,000 hp (745 kilowatts), giving it the ability it to accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.7 seconds, and continue on to a top speed of 217 miles per hour. So sure, cash may sound enticing, but so does that.

Source: Mobile via The Drive

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10 Comments on "Mercedes-AMG Project One Reservation Up For Sale For $5.2 Million"

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The “BS” is just flying ..Open wide suckers!

A Tesla Family Sedan Can Beat Their 0 to 60 time with style & Comfort……R O T F L M A O ..$2,7M $$ & Sold out,. If that’s True SUCKERS ARE EVERYWHERE!!

All cars like this is a good investment. Will alwats be sold for more then they gave for it.
And for the speed.. Take 0-100 and a normal Tesla will be parked.

If Tesla made a car model, that is special and just made a few (not talking about model 3 here ?), it would probably grow in value.

Supply, demand, joy of collecting stuff, and the will to own stuff nobody else does. That is why even some stamps can cost thousands of times more then the retail price.

It’s All BS and a money waste that doesn’t interest me or most people on this planet. Cars are an expense, and a Loosing proposition . Just buy a car that you like and like to drive, Enjoy it, When you grow tired of it, get another one & get on with it.

Must be nice to have that kind of play money.

The jowls aren’t as big as the Mirai, but they’re a lot better looking!

People that can waste $2.7 million on a car might as well waste €5.2 million on it. I don’t get what the fuss is all about. What does it matter if the original slot holder takes possession of it and then sells it a week later or if he sells the slot immediately?

These cars always get flipped. It’s truly a case of the rich get richer. How about they offer a reservation up to some average Joe next time around so that they can do exactly the same thing and pocket a cool $2.5M!

Can it tow a trailer?
How many can it fit, where will the kids sit?

You can tell we live in a new gilded age by just how frequent these multi-million car announcements are now. Absolutely obscene prices and it’s not just a few hand-made prototypes – 275 cars sold out!