Here's the initial demeanour during Mercedes' new $2.7 million hypercar

Mercedes AMG Project OneMercedes-AMG Project One.Mercedes-Benz

  • The Mercedes-AMG Project One is a new hybrid hypercar.
  • It’s powered by a Formula One-based 1,000 horsepower expostulate unit.
  • Mercedes-AMG will build 275 cars during $2.72 million per car.

On Monday, Mercedes-AMG denounced a long-awaited Project One hybrid hypercar judgment forward of a 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Project One is packaged with record from a company’s behind to behind to behind World Championship-winning Formula One team.

“Motorsport is not an finish in itself for us. Faced with heated competition, we rise technologies from that a prolongation vehicles also subsequently benefit,” Mercedes-Benz authority Dr. Dieter Zetsche pronounced in a statement. 

“We are sketch on a practice and successes from 3 constructors’ and drivers’ universe championships to move Formula 1 record to a highway for a initial time: in Mercedes-AMG Project ONE.”

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At a heart of a Project One is a hybrid expostulate section carried directly from Mercedes-AMG’s Formula One racer. In sum a expostulate section can furnish some-more than 1,000 horsepower.

The complement consists of a 1.6 liter, turbocharged V6 engine with an windy red line of 11,000 RPMs. The engine’s crankshaft is trustworthy to an electric engine that can probably discharge turbo loiter while generating electricity by harnessing a engine’s kinetic energy. In Formula One circles, this electric engine is called a Motor Generator Unit Kinetic or MGU-K. The engine and MGU-K twin expostulate a back wheels while producing some-more than 670 horsepower.

Mercedes AMG Project OneThe Mercedes-AMG Formula One-based expostulate unit.Mercedes-Benz

The engine facilities a separate turbocharger pattern that keeps a prohibited empty gasses that energy a turbo divided from a compressor, thereby heading to some-more energy by cooler and denser atmosphere being fed into a engine. The dual sides of a turbo are connected by a shaft, that itself is versed with a 121 horsepower electric engine able of powering a compressor in box there isn’t adequate boost entrance from a empty gasses. The folks in F1 call this electric turbo a Motor Generator Unit Heat or MGU-H.

Additionally, Mercedes commissioned dual electric motors, any producing some-more than 161 horsepower, on a front spindle of a Project One, thereby giving it a practical all-wheel-drive complement with loyal torque-vectoring capabilities. 

That’s right, a Project One has one engine and 4 electric motors. 

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The Project One facilities an programmed AMG-Speedshift eight-speed primer transmission.

And a opening total are staggering. Mercedes-AMG declined to recover a 0-60 mph acceleration time. However, a association claims a Project One can strech 124 mph in reduction than 6 seconds and strech a tip speed of some-more than 217 mph.

With a full lithium-ion battery pack, a Project One has an all-electric operation of 25 miles.

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All of this modernized Formula One record comes during a price. The Project One starts during €2.275 million or $2.72 million with prolongation cars approaching to arrive someday around 2019.

Sadly, if haven’t systematic one, we are already too late. All 275 prolongation Mercedes-AMG Project Ones have been oral for.

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