Barely Legal, Mercedes-AMG Project One

September 4, 2017

Mercedes will celebrate 50 years of AMG with the Project One. With a top speed in excess of 350km/h and an F1 powertrain somewhere underneath, it will be barely legal to say the least.

 

 

To be revealed next week at the Frankfurt motor show, the Mercedes-AMG Project One - the most intense and most outrageous AMG ever produced - will have a top speed in excess of 350km/h and it's just one number of the many impressive and stupid numbers (some we don't even know yet) adjoined to this AMG celebration of madness.

 

As is reported in AutoExpress, the Project One will push out 750kW from a forced-induction 1600 motor with the help of four, smaller electric ones. Expect an outrageous 0-100km/h that will be F1 equivalent. After all, this is the first car ever that will utilise an F1 powertrain in a road car, which is crazy! Good crazy of course. As such, it will exist right on the edge of what is mad and legal and will become, as AMG performance division boss Tobias Moers has described it, "the halo" of all hybrid cars the world over. This hypercar, in other words, will do to super cars what M3s currently do to Golfs on William Nicol and that there is pretty much a good and reasonable way to understand it.

 

Perhaps the most impressive number is not anything technical though, but outrageous nonetheless. Sad too though for Gusheshe who was hoping to put it on the long term 'must-buy' list. Yes, it will cost around R40 million to own, which is oil-prince-price sort of ridiculous, the sort of money that buys cars to add to collections and not eager, driver-loving hearts. We suppose then that the fact that it's limited to 275 units - and that most have already been sold - is a good thing at easing the feeling of our FOMO.

 

We cannot wait to see this thing unveiled next week, but until then, all you have are these two teasers above and below.

 

Enjoy! Kind've.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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