Mercedes-AMG Project One Specs Fully Revealed

5 months ago by Adrian Padeanu 9

Mercedes-AMG Project One Rendering

If you have yet to order your copy – too bad … all 275 cars planned for production have already been sold.

The fascinating Project One is making headlines once again as Mercedes released extensive details on the occasion of AMG’s 50th anniversary festivities prior to the start of the 24-hour Nürburgring endurance race.

At its heart is a turbocharged 1.6-liter V6 engine derived from Lewis Hamilton’s 2015 Formula 1 car and with a thermal efficiency of 43 percent. Compared to the F1-spec engine, the unit has received a bespoke crankshaft, new pistons, and overhauled electronics for the road-going application. AMG head honcho, Tobias Moers, reiterated the engine will last for about 31,000 miles (50,000 kilometers) at which point it will require a rebuild. The V6 idles at approximately 4,000 rpm and has a redline set at an amazing 13,500 rpm…

Mercedes-AMG Project One

The six-cylinder engine works together with not one, but two electric motors. The first one — rated at 107 horsepower (80 kilowatts) — serves the purpose of keeping the turbocharger spooled up permanently. As for the other electric motor, it develops 161 hp (120 kW) and is linked straight to the crankshaft.

An extra two electric motors have been mounted at the front axle and these will be able to propel the car on their own, granting the Project One with an all-electric range of up to 15 miles (24 kilometers). About 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of the total weight is represented by the batteries mounted in the center and borrowed straight from the F1 car. Interestingly, there are four times more cells in the hypercar than there were in Hamilton’s title-winning Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid.

Exact details about the weight have not been disclosed, but at least we do know for sure the entire drivetrain tips the scales at 925 lbs (420 kg). A report from a month ago indicated the vehicle will weigh less than 2,900 pounds (1,315 kg), but the information has not been confirmed. For what it’s worth, both the engine and gearbox are going to be a structural part of the chassis made entirely out of carbon fiber.

Mercedes-AMG Project One

With the combined output of five motors, the Project One will have in excess of 1,000 horsepower delivered to the road through a single-clutch, eight-speed transmission. To stop efficiently, Mercedes-AMG’s engineers are going to equip the car with carbon ceramic brakes on all four corners. At the back, there will be chunky 335-wide tires.

Already sold out, the hypercar will be limited to just 275 units and is going to be produced at a rate of one car per day. AMG has made the promise to deliver all of them by the end of 2020. With the exception of China, the Project One will have road-legal status all over the world.

Meanwhile, real-life testing of the hybrid beast will commence in a short while and it will receive its world premiere in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Live Photos: Philipp Deppe / MBpassion.de

Source: Mercedes-AMG, Road & Track

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9 responses to "Mercedes-AMG Project One Specs Fully Revealed"

  1. Jake Brake says:

    Looks like a conversion.

    1. Warren says:

      This is highly dedicated engineering. About as far as you can get from a conversion as possible. I mean come on, this is a original design road chassis, the engine, motors, battery, etc…all seem to be designed specifically for this car.

  2. DJ says:

    It is just hard to get excited about this car.

    1. Rich says:

      MB put an ICE in a “Hyper Car”. Yawn

  3. Bul_gar says:

    it has 4 electric motor & only 1000 hp?
    The battery pack in F1 car can output 120kw.
    “there are four times more cells” (with weight 220lbs) but not 4×120 kw of electric power?
    The battery in Koenigsegg Regera which is from Rimac weighs 165 lbs and can provide 525kw!

    1. Warren says:

      The engine in this car is only 1.6L. Big difference between this and a Koenigsegg Regera. This is a high tech engineering exercise.

      1. Bul_gar says:

        I compare battery packs not the engines. I know how big is the engine in MB. ICE produces 748 hp and that is not much left for electric power.

    2. Ben says:

      Sure 525KW from a 4.5kWh battery… ~120 C-rate. Tell me the timespan of these bursts and the batteries lifetime. As well Rimac/Koenigsegg still need to proof the crash safety of the car an the battery. It didnt look good for the Rimac Richard Hammond crashed

  4. bogdan says:

    Not bold enough to take it out with Rimac and build a pure EV supercar?
    Now, it would be a LOL if Mercedes can’t do any better than a garage company from Croatia!

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