Ryan Wood  |    11 September 2017

Mercedes unveils F1-powered 1000+ HP hypercar


Mercedes AMG has unveiled its Project One hypercar, powered by its Formula 1 power unit plus four electric motors to create 1000+ horsepower.

The car, unveiled at the International Motor Show in Germany by Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes chairman Dieter Zetsche, is capable of more than 217mph (350kph) and can accelerate to 124mph in "under six seconds", half a second quicker than the Bugatti Chiron.

With F1 power units often lasting no longer than a handful of races, the power unit is limited to 11,000rpm for reliability and service reasons.

"The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is the first Formula 1 car with MOT approval," Ola Källenius, Member of the Daimler AG Board of Management, commented. "Our highly efficient hybrid assembly stems from motor racing and the electrically powered front axle generates a fascinating mixture of performance and efficiency.

"With a system output of over 1,000hp and a top speed beyond 217 mph (350kph) this hypercar handles exactly as it looks: it takes your breath away."

The hypercar retails at an eye-watering £2.5m!


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