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.
The overall design of the AMG One remains true to the Project One concept. However, Mercedes has had to make some changes to cooling and aero package. We were told that cooling and NVH were some of the issue that led to the delay. The car gets active louvres on front fenders that are quite unique. It also comes with a large active rear spoiler with a ‘Drag Reduction System’ or DRS function. It retains the shark fin and the large roof scoop that feeds air directly to the engine.
At its heart of the AMG One is 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 that revs to 11,000 rpm! This unit has been borrowed straight from Lewis Hamilton‘s F1 car. It features two electric motors – one of the turbocharger and the other that sits at the crank (MGU-K). Besides this, there two more electric motors positioned on the front axle. The total output is 1063 hp! We still don’t know the torque figure as Mercedes won’t disclose it.
That being said, Mercedes claims the AMG One will do 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph in 7 seconds. Top speed is rated 219 mph. With all the fluids, the car weighs 1695 kg. It can also run on pure EV mode for 11 miles.