According to AMG chief executive Tobias Moers, the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar will makes its debut in September at the Frankfurt motor show.
Speaking to members of the media at the auto show in Detroit, Moers also confirmed that the Project One will provide 1000 hp of output, making it comparable to high-performance offerings like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.
The Project One will be powered by a detuned version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine used in the W07 Formula 1 race car, combined with an all-wheel-drive system in which the front axle is driven by an electric motor. The car will provide an all-electric range of about 15 miles, support selective torque vectoring and feature a carbonfibre monocoque body.
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has said that the Project One has two main objectives: to be the world’s first street legal vehicle to make use of an F1 engine and for it to be considered the “ultimate sports car.”
Only 300 units of the Project One are expected to be produced, with each one to cost just over $2 million.
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