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F1-inspired Mercedes-AMG “Project One” Hypercar Redefines Extreme

Production model to be revealed this fall in Frankfurt

Selected high-rollers were invited to an outbuilding of the La Reserve Hotel near Lake Geneva recently for a sneak peek at the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar, the F1 racer for the road that will debut at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show in September. One collector who had already placed a firm order described the car as a “truly wild thing, extreme in every respect.”

Rated at 1020-hp, the all-wheel drive monster machine from Affalterbach combines a 748-hp combustion engine with 408 hp of electric power. There are four electric motors: two for the front wheels and one each for the crankshaft and the turbocharger.

Weight of the stunning carbon-fiber two-seater is reportedly less than 2,900 lb, and that includes the battery pack. The highly specialized batteries will provide plenty of full-throttle boost and are also expected to deliver an emissions-free range of 30 miles. They have also been designed to help make the 1.6-liter V-6 engine, which redlines at 11,000 rpm, much more drivable by beefing up low-end torque.

The AMG Project One is expected to be priced at approximately 2.17 million Euro (around $2,345,000 at current exchange rates), plus tax. Production is restricted to between 250 and 275 vehicles. So far, around 225 units are spoken for.

Mercedes Benz Cars at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show Project ONE

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