MERCEDES-BENZ PROJECT ONE

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - Driving -

For­mula 1 tech draped in road-car cloth­ing as a street le­gal two-seater is the prin­ci­ple be­hind the Mercedes-amg Project One two-seater hy­brid driv­e­train “hy­per­car”. Its turbo V6 en­gine de­rived from the Mercedes-amg W06 For­mula 1 racer slots into a sleek two-seater chas­sis. In ad­di­tion to this, elec­tric mo­tors drive both front wheels, an­other pro­vides rear trac­tion, and a fourth pow­ers the tur­bocharger. To­tal out­put is 1 086 horse­power (810 kw). The price is ex­pected to be around R35 mil­lion for this lim­ited-edi­tion model, which will reach buy­ers in 2019.

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