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Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed: $2.7 million F1 car for the road

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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
The two-seat cockpit of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car
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The two-seat cockpit of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car
The two-seat cockpit of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car
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The two-seat cockpit of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car is expected to have a kerb weight around 1200kg. The car was developed jointly by AMG in Affalterbach, Germany, its High Performance Powertrain sister company located in Brixworth, England and the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team based in Brackley, England.
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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car is expected to have a kerb weight around 1200kg. The car was developed jointly by AMG in Affalterbach, Germany, its High Performance Powertrain sister company located in Brixworth, England and the Mercedes-AMG Formula One team based in Brackley, England.
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will offer over 1,000 hp and a top speed beyond 350 km/h (217 mph). The rear of the car is dominated by a pop-up wing which deploys from the rear of the bodywork at a set speed to enhance downforce. 
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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will offer over 1,000 hp and a top speed beyond 350 km/h (217 mph). The rear of the car is dominated by a pop-up wing which deploys from the rear of the bodywork at a set speed to enhance downforce. 
Specs for the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE 
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Specs for the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE 
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will feature Formula One technology in every aspect, offering over 1,000 hp and a top speed beyond 350 km/h (217 mph)
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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will feature Formula One technology in every aspect, offering over 1,000 hp and a top speed beyond 350 km/h (217 mph)
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will feature an automated 8-speed manual transmission
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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will feature an automated 8-speed manual transmission
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
Heralded by Tobias Moers of Mercedes-AMG as "the most ambitious project we have every undertaken," the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car is a technological marvel
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Heralded by Tobias Moers of Mercedes-AMG as "the most ambitious project we have every undertaken," the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car is a technological marvel
Derived directly from Formula 1, the highly integrated and intelligently networked power unit comprises one turbocharged 1600cc internal combustion engine and four electric motors
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Derived directly from Formula 1, the highly integrated and intelligently networked power unit comprises one turbocharged 1600cc internal combustion engine and four electric motors
The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will have an electric range of 25 km  (16 miles)
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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will have an electric range of 25 km  (16 miles)
A 90 kW motor has been integrated into the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE'sturbocharger, and another 120 kW motor has been installed directly on the combustion engine with a link to the crankcase
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A 90 kW motor has been integrated into the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE'sturbocharger, and another 120 kW motor has been installed directly on the combustion engine with a link to the crankcase
Two quite special 120 kW high-speed electric motors on the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE's front axle deliver power to the front wheels
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Two quite special 120 kW high-speed electric motors on the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE's front axle deliver power to the front wheels
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and the three-time world champion of the Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, present the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
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Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and the three-time world champion of the Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, present the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
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Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and the three-time world champion of the Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, present the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
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Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and the three-time world champion of the Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, present the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars presents the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
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Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars presents the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and the three-time world champion of the Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, present the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
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Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and the three-time world champion of the Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, present the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
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The steering wheel was always going to be one of the highlights of the car and it does not disappoint. An array of LED lights signals engine rpm together with an array of controls for the individual drive programs and suspension settings. A display replaces the interior rear view mirror, providing real time video of the rear.
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The steering wheel was always going to be one of the highlights of the car and it does not disappoint. An array of LED lights signals engine rpm together with an array of controls for the individual drive programs and suspension settings. A display replaces the interior rear view mirror, providing real time video of the rear.
The 1600cc V6 petrol engine produces over 380kW (510 hp), with an electric motor mounted on the driveshaft adding another 120kW (161 hp) to the rear wheels. A 120kW (161 hp) electric motor drives each front wheel and the front axle features a torque vectoring function. All told, the internal combustion engine and electric motors deliver a combined output exceeding 740kW (992 hp) driving through a hydraulically operated eight-speed automated gearbox that can be driven as an automatic or manual shift
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The 1600cc V6 petrol engine produces over 380kW (510 hp), with an electric motor mounted on the driveshaft adding another 120kW (161 hp) to the rear wheels. A 120kW (161 hp) electric motor drives each front wheel and the front axle features a torque vectoring function. All told, the internal combustion engine and electric motors deliver a combined output exceeding 740kW (992 hp) driving through a hydraulically operated eight-speed automated gearbox that can be driven as an automatic or manual shift
The 1600cc V6 petrol engine produces over 380kW (510 hp), with an electric motor mounted on the driveshaft adding another 120kW (161 hp) to the rear wheels. A 120kW (161 hp) electric motor drives each front wheel and the front axle features a torque vectoring function. All told, the internal combustion engine and electric motors deliver a combined output exceeding 740kW (992 hp) driving through a hydraulically operated eight-speed automated gearbox that can be driven as an automatic or manual shift
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The 1600cc V6 petrol engine produces over 380kW (510 hp), with an electric motor mounted on the driveshaft adding another 120kW (161 hp) to the rear wheels. A 120kW (161 hp) electric motor drives each front wheel and the front axle features a torque vectoring function. All told, the internal combustion engine and electric motors deliver a combined output exceeding 740kW (992 hp) driving through a hydraulically operated eight-speed automated gearbox that can be driven as an automatic or manual shift

Mercedes-AMG released full details of its much-anticipated Project One today, ahead of a launch at this week's International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The €2.275 million (US$2.72 million) two-seater supersports show car will feature Formula One technology in every aspect, offering over 1,000 hp and a top speed beyond 350 km/h (217 mph) when the 275 units scheduled for production begin delivery during the second quarter of 2019.

Heralded by Tobias Moers of Mercedes-AMG as "the most ambitious project we have ever undertaken," the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car is a technological marvel, particularly the high-performance plug-in hybrid drive system.

The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE was driven onto the presentation stage by triple Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton who joined the head of Mercedes cars, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, for the full unveiling.

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and the three-time world champion of the Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, present the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.
Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and the three-time world champion of the Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton, present the show car Mercedes-AMG Project ONE during the eve of the IAA.

"The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE was born on the racetrack, created by a team that only we can put together. Our Formula 1 colleagues in Brixworth deliver the best Formula 1 powertrain in the world. The team from Brackley brings world-class development expertise. The AMG team in Affalterbach transfers motorsport performance to the road. The objective is forward-looking technology, ultimate performance, the best laps times. And all of it road legal." said Zetsche.

Derived directly from Formula 1, the highly integrated and intelligently networked power unit comprises one turbocharged 1600cc internal combustion engine and four electric motors.

Derived directly from Formula 1, the highly integrated and intelligently networked power unit comprises one turbocharged 1600cc internal combustion engine and four electric motors
Derived directly from Formula 1, the highly integrated and intelligently networked power unit comprises one turbocharged 1600cc internal combustion engine and four electric motors

It consists of a highly integrated and intelligently networked unit comprising one hybrid, turbocharged combustion engine with a total of four electric motors.

Two quite special 120 kW high-speed electric motors on the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE's front axle deliver power to the front wheels
Two quite special 120 kW high-speed electric motors on the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE's front axle deliver power to the front wheels

A 90-kW motor has been integrated into the turbocharger, another 120-kW motor has been installed directly on the combustion engine with a link to the crankcase, and two quite special 120-kW high-speed electric motors on the front axle deliver power to the front wheels.The front wheel drive motors spin to a remarkable 50,000 rpm, well beyond the performance of current 20,000 rpm electric motors, and they'll provide enough power to drive the car in electric-only mode for 25 km (15.5 mi).

The steering wheel was always going to be one of the highlights of the car and it does not disappoint. An array of LED lights signals engine rpm together with an array of controls for the individual drive programs and suspension settings. A display replaces the interior rear view mirror, providing real time video of the rear.
The steering wheel was always going to be one of the highlights of the car and it does not disappoint. An array of LED lights signals engine rpm together with an array of controls for the individual drive programs and suspension settings. A display replaces the interior rear view mirror, providing real time video of the rear.

The 1600cc V6 petrol engine produces over 380kW (510 hp), with an electric motor mounted on the driveshaft adding another 120kW (161 hp) to the rear wheels. A 120kW (161 hp) electric motor drives each front wheel and the front axle features a torque vectoring function. All told, the internal combustion engine and electric motors deliver a combined output exceeding 740kW (992 hp) driving through a hydraulically operated eight-speed automated gearbox that can be driven as an automatic or manual shift
The 1600cc V6 petrol engine produces over 380kW (510 hp), with an electric motor mounted on the driveshaft adding another 120kW (161 hp) to the rear wheels. A 120kW (161 hp) electric motor drives each front wheel and the front axle features a torque vectoring function. All told, the internal combustion engine and electric motors deliver a combined output exceeding 740kW (992 hp) driving through a hydraulically operated eight-speed automated gearbox that can be driven as an automatic or manual shift

New Atlas is on the show floor in Frankfurt and will follow up with more details when we have them.

Specs for the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE 
Specs for the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE 

2 comments
Terence Hawkes
What's wrong with me? Why can't I seem to get excited about yet another mega horsepower but impractical super car that I can't afford even if it is from Mercedes?
Michael Wilson
Looks interesting. I cannot wait to see more applications of F1 electric turbo technology adapted to roadcars. Seeing it from Mbenz, whose implementation ranks amongst the best is even better.