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Mercedes-AMG Project One
If your bank account ends with more zeroes than you care to count, there’s a new ride waiting for you. The Mercedes-AMG Project One is the brand’s first entry into the ultra-exclusive and rarefied world of hypercars and they haven’t held back.
Power will come mostly from a 1.6-liter V6 turbocharged engine. It sounds tiny, but this isn’t any ordinary engine. This is a modified version of the exact same unit that is used to power Lewis Hamilton’s 2017 Mercedes-Benz F1 race car.
Modifications are necessary otherwise the car won’t be road legal. Mostly, the idle and redline rpms have been reduced. But even so, the engine will still scream to 11,000rpm and will produce around 750hp. Complementing the engine are four electric motors. All in, the Project One will produce around 1,020hp.
Performance is, as you would expect, ballistic. The car is still undergoing testing, but Mercedes has said that top speed is beyond 350km/h and that the Project One can sprint from 0 to 200km/h in under 6 seconds - faster than a Bugatti Chiron. Wow.
But the number that dwarfs them all is the price. A cool €2.275 million. Hopefully, they’ll throw in free COE for all that money.