FORMULA 1 TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ROAD
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will celebrate its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main. For the first time, the two-seater super sports show car brings the very latest and efficient, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road, almost par for par, to represent the highlight of AMG’s 50th anniversary.
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will not only be a street-legal racing machine, but also one that directly brings current Formula 1 hybrid technology onto the road and combines top-class race track performance with full day-to-day suitability. Its purpose is to obtain extensive findings about performance-oriented plug-in hybrid drive technology, further developments of suspension layouts and extended onboard electronics that will later benefit series production AMG cars.
Power is transferred to the rear wheels by an 8-speed manual transmission that has been entirely developed from scratch for the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. It is activated hydraulically and can be operated in automated mode or manually using the shift paddles. The car is equipped with an advanced, weight optimized ceramic high-performance compound braking system. Its low weight reduces the unsprung masses, thus improving driving dynamics and agility.
The concept car gives specific indications of what to expect from the upcoming production model. “The hyper car is the most ambitious project we have ever undertaken. It marks yet another pinnacle of the successful, strategic development of Mercedes- AMG towards a performance and sports car brand. Project ONE raises the bar in terms of what is currently technologically feasible and thanks to its combination of efficiency and performance it represents an absolute benchmark. At the same time, Project ONE provides an outlook on how AMG will define driving performance in the future”, Tobias Moers explains as the Head of Management at Mercedes-AMG.
• 1.6L E-turbo
• 628 BHP
• Top-speed: 217 mph
• 0-62 mph: 2.5 sec.