Mercedes-AMG has revealed more information of its much promoted Project One hypercar. The Project One (Codenamed) will be the first commercially available automobile with F1 hybrid powertrain and road approval. The unit is a 1.6-litre V6 engine utilized in Mercedes’ W08 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racer and include the MGU-K and MGU-H motor generator systems.
The extremely efficient Formula One hybrid drivetrain accompanied by a simply electric and wheel selective front axle drive concept is anticipated to develop a combined system power of over 1,000 hp (735 kW).
The hypercar is a performance hybrid and in terms of to output and performance, this hypercar points the way to “AMG Future Performance”. As observed in the image, the lithium-ion batteries powering the motors are positioned really low to keep the center of gravity down.
With a weight as low as 1,300 kg and 1,014 hp output, the Project One will sit in the slot of Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder, and the Aston Martin and Red Bull-developed Valkyrie. The automobile will include an electric-only range of 30km.
Mercedes official Dieter Zetsche added: “Our goal is for [the Project One] to be the first street legal car having an F1 engine,” he stated. “Second of all, that it is viewed as the supreme sports car. We have relatively great indications that this is possible.”
The hypercar is set to be unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, ahead of going on sale globally in 2018. Only 275 versions of the Project One will ever be made as verified by AMG official Tobias Moers.