BRING­ING F1 TO THE ROAD

Driven - - New Technology -

The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE cel­e­brated its world pre­miere at the 2017 In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt: the two-seater show car, for the first time, brings the very lat­est and ef­fi­cient, fully-fledged For­mula 1 hy­brid tech­nol­ogy to the road. This high-per­for­mance hy­brid has an out­put of over 746 kW (1,000 hp) and a top speed ex­ceed­ing 350 km/h and com­bines out­stand­ing race­track per­for­mance with day-to-day-suit­able For­mula 1 hy­brid tech­nol­ogy and ex­cel­lent ef­fi­ciency. Much of the com­plex de­vel­op­ment work that went into the de­vel­op­ment of the Project One, was car­ried out in close co­op­er­a­tion with the For­mula One ex­perts at the Mercedes-AMG high-per­for­mance de­vel­op­ment cen­tres in Brix­worth and with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Mo­tor­sport team in Brack­ley. Driven onto the Mercedes-Benz stage at the 2017 IAA by For­mula One world cham­pion, Lewis Hamil­ton, the Project One drew mixed re­ac­tions from the as­sem­bled crowd. Some crit­i­cised its seem­ingly un­clear de­sign lan­guage, while oth­ers cel­e­brated its orig­i­nal­ity. All we know is that this car prom­ises to bring a new level of driv­ing per­for­mance to Mercedes-AMG fans when the first pro­duc­tion ve­hi­cles are de­liv­ered dur­ing the first half of 2019.

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