Mercedes-Benz has revealed its restricted run AMG ONE hypercar, which is billed as “an F1 automobile for the street”, forward of buyer deliveries later this yr.
The entire 275 examples that might be constructed have already been offered. The automobile is results of a collaboration between Mercedes-AMG’s street automobile division and its System One crew.
The ONE prices £2.2 million and has 1,069PS, delivered by way of a 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine and 4 electrical motors.
It might probably attain 219mph and might speed up from 0-62mph in lower than three seconds. An 8.4kWh battery is used to energy the motors. It may be charged from a chargepoint, like an EV, or by utilizing recouperation whereas driving.
Energy is transmitted to the rear wheels by the use of a seven-speed handbook transmission fully newly developed for the Mercedes-AMG ONE.
“With the Mercedes-AMG ONE, we’ve greater than pushed the envelope. The immense technical challenges of constructing a contemporary System 1 powertrain appropriate for on a regular basis street use have undoubtedly pushed us to our limits.
“Over the period of the event interval, many might have thought that the mission could be unattainable to implement. Nonetheless, the groups in Affalterbach and the UK by no means gave up and believed in themselves. I’ve the best respect for all these concerned and am pleased with this crew achievement.
“To place such a hypercar on wheels is actually distinctive. This is applicable to us as Mercedes-AMG not solely from a technical standpoint, but additionally by way of the shut trade with our loyal prospects. Along with us, they’ve gone by ups but additionally downs in the middle of growth. They have been an integral a part of Venture One from the very starting and might now sit up for the extremely unique and distinctive Mercedes-AMG ONE, which has now additionally been in a position to clear the subsequent hurdle and handed all ECE certification exams”, stated Philipp Schiemer, chairman of the Board of Administration of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The ONE kinds a part of Mercedes’ new technique to refocus its model line-up in high-profit luxury segments, dropping cheaper fashions.