For Mercedes-AMG ‘One’, it has certainly been a long road to production. Project ONE was originally presented by Lewis Hamilton as a concept back in 2017 and has since encountered seemingly every possible obstacle imaginable throughout the development phase.
One can not help but assume that it would be worth the wait. It consists of a 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 engine and an electric motor, the driveline reportedly set to generate more than 1,000 horsepower, which draws its inspiration from Mercedes’ current Formula 1 car. This will allow the animal to accelerate from 0 to 200 km / h in less than six seconds and reach a top speed of 350 km / h. Hamilton was particularly keen on the vehicle at the time of its publication and claimed to have “nagged Mercedes for years because we’re in Formula 1 and we have all this technology.”
“We win world championships, but still we do not have a car that can match a car in a Ferrari. So I think they finally decided that this is actually a good idea. I’m not saying it was mine idea, but I nagged them for ages to do so. ”
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Originally, production and subsequent deliveries of the plug-in hybrid were scheduled for 2019, but have been repeatedly pushed back with Mercedes citing technical issues. Chief among these has apparently been the task of getting the driveline to comply with the increasingly stringent emission standards in Europe as well as problems with engine idle speed. Despite this, the AMG team reportedly never stopped the development on the car, and now it looks like Project ONE is finally ready for production next year.
That said, these hypercars tend not to deliver on arrival more often than not. Mercedes-AMG ‘One’ has compared to Aston Martin Valkyrie since the announcement of both in 2017, with an important similarity that both have been postponed several times.
Even if the car ever sees the light of day, it will be virtually impossible to get your fingers in one. Despite the car’s huge price tag of $ 2.6 million ($ 3.5 million), all 275 examples of the Mercedes-AMG One have already been accounted for. There has also understandably been no sign of plans to increase production, as this first set has already taken them four years to deliver.