Remember the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar concept that debuted at the Frankfurt International Motor Show last year? It looks like the three-pointed star carmaker had a change of heart, and officially drops ‘project’ in its production name. With it, comes more information that would keep its competition awake at night.
Just like how Neo can bend reality inside the Matrix with his lightning speed, the Mercedes-AMG One has an expected top-speed of more than 351 km/h. To give you an idea how fast that is, our expressways have a maximum speed limit of 100 km/h and most economical cars have top speeds ranging from 150 to 200 km/h. On the other hand, Formula One race cars can reach speeds of up to 375 km/h.
Speaking of Formula One, Mercedes-AMG incorporated Formula One technology in this hypercar, employing a 1.6L gasoline V6 and four electric motors to produce a total of more than 1,000 hp and a gut-wrenching 11,000-RPM red line.
The latest development to the One is its active aerodynamic system – a two-stage rear wing that maximizes downforce in race mode. In turn, it could improve handling, bringing race technology outside the race track.
With its performance figures, the Mercedes-AMG One could shake other hypercar-makers, but it isn’t enough to bump the Bugatti Chiron’s electronically-limited top speed of 420 km/h. Well, at least the One would have better handling as claimed.
Only 275 Mercedes-AMG One will be produced, and rumor has it that all examples already have names. More details about the upcoming three-pointed hypercar will be revealed at next week’s Paris International Motor Show.
Watch the video below to see more action from the Mercedes-AMG One: