Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar revealed in full

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show ferrai

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show ferrai

Derived directly from Formula 1, the highly integrated and intelligently networked power unit comprises one turbocharged 1600cc internal combustion engine and four electric motors. Two of electric motors are mounted on the car's front wheels, essentially making it an all-wheel drive vehicle. The result is that the powertrain now has four electric motors in total-each of which is able to recapture energy to be stored in a lithium-ion battery.

F1 cars have had a lot of influence in the development of sports cars and Mercedes wants to take it further with the Project One.

Underneath its impressive skin and stunning aggressive robe, the Project One also features an all-wheel-drive transmission with an electrified front axle enabling a top speed estimated to surpass 350 km/h. The Mercedes-AMG Project One truly has an F1 heart beating in its carbonfibre chest.

Mercedes-AMG also deemed that air-con, power windows and an audio system were essential, along with storage cubbies behind the seats, and a central compartment with transparent lid.

Called the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, it's a showstopping hypercar boasting a contemporary Formula 1 powertrain. Huge vents on the front apron and beneath the windscreen dominate the car's front end, while a pair of flat LED headlights are sunk into the bonnet. It should also be noted that while the Project One is close to being signed off, the auto and details provided here relate to what is still technically a concept - but a concept that Mercedes says "gives specific indications of what to expect from the upcoming production model".

The massive shark fin obscures vision from inside the cabin, but a roof-mounted camera displays the rear view on a screen in place of a mirror.

The Project One hypercar is a two-seat hybrid performance model that purports to harness the power of Formula One in a road-legal way, one which will pass an MOT and run on fuel from a normal petrol station. Let us know below...

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