A while ago Mercedes announced they are looking to release a new hyper-car in cooperation with their tuning arm, AMG. So far the details have been quite scarce but more recently they started to showcase more information about the car. It now seems the 2020 Mercedes-AMG Project One might become the most impressive car release up to this date which would not be an easy feat to achieve. From what information we now have it looks like it will basically be an F1 car for the streets.
Even though most of the technology on it will come straight from the F1, the Project One will feature quite a few commodities in order to be able to drive on the street. In order to achieve that the car will be based on a bespoke carbon-fiber platform which will sport a mid-mounted engine. From the spy-shots it looks like the car will boast roughly the same size as the old CLK-GTR.
The new Project One is set to be released at the Frankfurt Auto Show and it looks like it will be delivered starting with the late 2018 or early 2019. Even though it hasn’t been released just yet, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG Project One has already been sold out. The more interesting fact about its sale is the car’s price. It sold for more than $2.7 million each which makes it one of the most expensive cars ever made by the German manufacturer.
The 2020 Project One is shaping up to be one of the most aggressive-looking car to ever be released on the roads. Even though it has yet to be unveiled, Mercedes revealed three different pictures of its design lines. From these we can clearly see a CLK-GTR-inspired profile with an F1-like rear wing and canards.
On top of that it seems its front end is really aggressive with really slim headlights and a LeMans-like shape. The rear of the Project One is just as impressive as the rest of the car. It seems to boast a huge center-exhaust, triple-slot LED tail lights and a lot of air vents which are meant to cool its really unique engine.
Inside the cabin
The interior of the Project One was also seen in a teaser and it looks like it will be something to behold. For starters, the car will feature a pop-up digital instrument cluster and a similarly sized infotainment system. The steering wheel seems to be taken straight out of F1 as well while the materials seem on par with Mercedes’ best.
2020 Mercedes-AMG Project One Specs
The engine powering the 2020 Mercedes-AMG Project One has to be the most interesting part about the car. It has been confirmed that it will receive a 1.6 liter turbocharged V6, the same that powers the Mercedes-Petronas F1 car. This will be limited to 11,000 rpm and it will receive a slightly different set of features. For starters, the car will have 2 electric motors in the front, one for each wheel, one electric motor boosting the engine’s crankshaft as well as an electric motor boosting the two-stage turbocharger.
It will also feature two lithium-ion high-density batteries, so the car will actually be able to travel up to 30 miles on electricity alone. When it will not do that though, the powertrain will be able to provide as much as 1,020 horsepower and an incredible amount of torque. The best part about this engine is that it will have basically no lag while also delivering a really explosive experience. Even though the transmission is still unknown, it looks like it may use something developed specifically for it, likely in cooperation with Mercedes’ F1 team.
|2020 Mercedes-AMG Project One|
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Engine And Transmission|
|0-60 mph||6 sec.|
|Top speed||217 mph|
|PRICE RANGE:$2.7 million
|Competitors:Aston Martin Valkyrie,Ferrari LaFerrari|