Mercedes-AMG have released more information on their Mercedes-AMG Project ONE show car which will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The development work was carried out with the help of the Formula 1 team at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth and the Petronas Motorsport team in Brackley.
The plug-in hybrid drive system comes from the Formula 1 car. It has a total of 4 electric motors and a turbo petrol engine.
1 electric motor is in the turbocharger, another one is connected to the petrol engine and the other 2 drive the front wheels.
We Blog Any Car Stats:
- 1.6 litre engine
- 500 kw rear wheel drive output
- 2x 120kw front wheel drive output
- power 1000 hp
- 217 mph top speed
- 6 seconds 0 to 124 mph
- AMG SPEEDSHIFT 8-speed manual transmission
- 25 km electric range
Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars said:
“Motorsport is not an end in itself for us. Faced with intense competition, we develop technologies from which our production vehicles also subsequently benefit. We are drawing on our experiences and successes from three constructors’ and drivers’ world championships to bring Formula 1 technology to the road for the first time: in Mercedes-AMG Project ONE”.