Mercedes-AMG One is still under developmentJune 23, 2020
Turning an F1 hypercar into a car for public roads is pretty hard.
It turned out to be more difficult to install the F1 motor in a legal vehicle than the engine of a conventional vehicle – in an F1 car. Designing such a specialized power plant was even more difficult than Mercedes-AMG had originally anticipated. However, despite all the difficulties, the ambitious Mercedes-AMG One project is still under development. New spy photos taken in Germany at some distance prove this.
AMG Concept One first appeared in 2017. Since then, Mercedes has faced a number of problems regarding the production of a high-speed, powerful Formula 1 engine in a form that will comply with emission standards. But this does not mean at all that any of the 275 working versions planned for production will ever be used in everyday routine work.
Using a 1.6-liter V6 with F1 technical specifications combined with four electric motors, the AMG One will develop more than 1,000 horsepower. A gasoline engine will rotate at a speed of up to 11,000 rpm, but the literal price for such characteristics is a recovery every 50,000 km. Again, 275 buyers who have already committed to spend millions of dollars on One probably don’t consider it necessary to know about such things.
The originally scheduled Mercedes-AMG One shipments for 2019 were delayed due to delays in obtaining a WLTP-certified engine and coronavirus. According to the latest information, deliveries should begin in 2021, if there are no additional problems with emissions or another global pandemic.
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