Mercedes-Benz has announced the start of production of the Mercedes-AMG One. The hypercar will be hand-assembled at Coventry, UK.
The AMG One production line consists of 16 stations. The first four stations are dedicated for assembly of mechanical parts and all low-voltage components. The car gets its high-voltage battery and connections at the next two stations. This is also where the test runs of the combustion engine and electric motors are conducted.
Station 7 handles the interior, while station 8 is reserved for all exterior parts, including the doors, pre-finished body panels, front and rear clams, etc. Station 11 is where the car gets its wheels and floor panels. The remaining stations are dedicated for testing and fine-tuning before station 16 signs off, following a thorough visual inspection.
The Mercedes-AMG One is powered by the same engine that propels Lewis Hamilton’s F1 race car. It’s a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 that revs to 11,000 rpm. The IC engine is paired with two electric motors for a combined output of 1063 hp. Mercedes claims the AMG One will do 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph in 7 seconds. The top speed is rated 219 mph.