Mercedes began road tests of a 1000-hp hypercar

Mercedes began road tests of a 1000-hp hypercar

September 20, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Mercedes-AMG began road tests of the production version of the hybrid 1000-hp hypercar Project One, which uses the technology of Formula 1 racing cars. This is reported by the press service of the concern Daimler.

The prototype of the hypercar was introduced in September 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Mercedes-AMG Project One is equipped with a hybrid power unit based on the modified 1.6-liter V6 engine, which is used on the cars of the Mercedes factory team.

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An internal combustion engine capable of spinning up to 11,000 rpm is installed on the rear axle. He works in tandem with an electric motor, together with which they give out in total 680 horsepower. At the same time, the formula ICE will require major repairs every 50 thousand kilometers.

In the front wheels there is one additional auxiliary electrical unit. The total power of the hybrid power plant hypercar exceeded 1000 horsepower.

According to unofficial data, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is able to accelerate from a place to 100 km / h in about 2.5 seconds, and to accelerate to 200 km / h takes no more than six seconds. The maximum speed of the hypercar exceeded 350 km per hour.

A total of 275 such cars will be produced, each costing about 2.5 million euros. At this point, all hypercards have already been sold out.