This is what happens when Mercedes-Benz plays around with Formula 1 hybrid technology. The result is the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, which, as you can clearly see, was not built to go slow.
Powered by a 1.6-liter V-6 engine with more than 1,000 horsepower, the Project ONE and can hit top speeds of 217 mph. The ONE has four electric motors that push power to all four wheels. This hypercar offers a complex 8-speed “manual” gearbox allowing for automatic cruising or paddle-shifting. It also allows the car to go from 0-124 mph in under six seconds. Somehow this thing is still street legal.
The interior of the Project ONE is also inspired by Formula One racing . However, it still features luxeries you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz automobile including air conditioning, adjustable power seats, smartphone dock, and two 10-inch infotainment screens, including one in between the driver and passenger that functions as a rearview display.
Here is the press release from Mercedes:
“The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is the first Formula 1 car with MOT approval. Our highly efficient hybrid assembly stems from motor racing and the electrically powered front axle generates a fascinating mixture of performance and efficiency. With a system output of over 1,000 hp and a top speed beyond 217 mph this hypercar handles exactly as it looks: it takes your breath away.”
Start saving your $2.7 million now, because only 275 Project ONE cars will be made. Learn more at Mercedes-Benz