The AMG Project One is here! Making it’s debut at the Frankfurt International auto-show. Although Mercedes-AMG have been quite tight lipped about how much power it makes or what the top speed actually is. We do know that it cracks the all-important 1000 hp mark, its basically a weaponised hybrid and it will accelerate from 0-200 in 6 seconds! Oh and a ludicrous Rs 20 crore price tag.
The Project one gets multi-link suspension at the front and the rear, that use adjustable coil overs. And Formula One style push spring struts. Friction is delivered comes from a set of monstrous Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, translating to 285/35/19 at the front, and 335/30/20 at the rear, that will probably last for all of a few laps with the Project One at full chat.
The Chassis is built on a carbon fibre tub, and the Project One shares it V6 motor with the Mercedes-AMG formula one car. Although it gets assisted by three 161 hp motors which are placed at the crank and front wheels respectively. To maximise torque vectoring each motor works independently of the others.
The interiors are the picture in minimalist, two snug seats bolted directly onto the tub. The driver gets two screens that will undoubtedly give you all kinds of information, like tyre temperature, oil pressures, torque vectoring, the weather in sweden. And just incase you forget you’re in 1000bhp hypercar you get a formula one inspired rectangular steering wheel.
Which brings us to the price tag, which has been set at a cool 2.4 million pounds or about 20 crores and change. That sounds reasonable especially considering the Project One is at it’s core an eco-friendly hybrid that can go 25 kms at a stretch without burning a drop of fuel.
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