Mercedes-AMG Project ONE - best hypercars

Mercedes are one of very few companies who could, if they wanted make an F1 car for the road. Luckily, they very much do want to...

Set for production in 2019, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is a concept first revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The German hypercar, pegged to cost around £2.4 million, uses a powertrain that takes engineering from contemporary F1 cars. Hidden under the bodywork is a 1.6-litre turbocharged hybrid V6, that is built here in the UK no less.

Power output is to be 986bhp, which is roughly the same as having 29 classic minis powering you down the road. However, the redline is reported to be set at 11,000rpm (4,000 down on the F1 car limit), giving it one of the highest redlines on the open road.

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE concept

As for the rest of the performance, the top speed is to be in the region of 217mph, and even though there has been no confirmation of 0-60mph time, Mercedes is claiming that the Project ONE will get from 0-124mph in less than six seconds.

The car uses four electric motors to help deliver its performance, with one forming part of the electronic turbocharger assembly (designed to reduce lag), while another is hooked up directly to the crankcase to supplement the output of the engine output.

Best hypercars 2020

  1. 1. McLaren F1
  2. 2. Bugatti Chiron
  3. 3. Mercedes-AMG Project ONE
  4. 4. McLaren Senna
  5. 5. Koenigsegg Agera RS
  6. 6. Pagani Huayra BC
  7. 7. Porsche 918 Spyder
  8. 8. Ferrari LaFerrari
  9. 9. Aston Martin Valkyrie
  10. 10. Bugatti Veyron

Most Popular

'MG's sales must rank as the success story of the year, possibly the decade'
MG 2020
Opinion

'MG's sales must rank as the success story of the year, possibly the decade'

Mike Rutherford says plenty of big car brands could learn from MG's focus on cheap cars
17 Jan 2021
Hyundai i30 vs Volkswagen Golf
Hyundai i30 vs Volkswagen Golf - main
Car group tests

Hyundai i30 vs Volkswagen Golf

Can the updated Hyundai i30 provide tough competition for the latest Volkswagen Golf?
16 Jan 2021
Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?
Speed limit to be cut to 60mph on M1
Tips & advice

Can I drive my car during the Covid-19 lockdown?

England is in lockdown for the third time, with the rest of the UK employing similarly drastic measures - what does this mean for drivers?
5 Jan 2021