The day has finally arrived! The Mercedes-AMG One has been presented in its production form and is now ready to hit the road. As you know, the biggest talking point about this hypercar is its Formula 1 engine. But more on that later.
Mercedes’ F1 car for the road has been launched just in time for AMG’s 55th anniversary. The car was developed in collaboration with its F1 team based at Brixworth, and it will be built in the UK as well.
Its overall look and design AMG One remains true to the Project One concept. It is, however, Mercedes has had to modify the aero and cooling. We were informed that NVH and cooling are one of the reasons which caused this delay. The car has active louvres in the front fenders that are very distinctive. The car also has a huge active rear spoiler that has the ‘Drag Reduction System’ or DRS function. It has shark fins as well as the roof scoop which provides air directly into the motor.
The center in the AMG One is 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine that can rev up at 11,000 RPM! This engine has been borrowed directly out of Lewis Hamilton‘s F1 car. It has two electric motors, one on the turbocharger, and another located at the motor (MGU-K). Additionally, there are two additional electric motors that are located at the back axle. The total power output is 1063 horsepower! We don’t yet know the torque number since Mercedes will not reveal it.
This being said, Mercedes claims the AMG One will go from 62 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, and 0-124 mph in just 7 seconds. Its top speed is 219 mph. With all fluids in place it weighs 1695 kilograms. It also runs in 100% EV mode for up to 11 miles.