The two-seater Mercedes-AMG Project One brings the fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road. This hybrid will reach speeds beyond 350 km/h and has been created in line with AMG’s 50th anniversary.
One turbo engine and four electric motors.
The high-performance hybrid drive system of the Mercedes-AMG Project One comes directly from Formula 1. It consists of a highly integrated and intelligently networked unit comprising one hybrid, turbocharged combustion engine with a total of four electric motors. One has been integrated into the turbocharger, another has been installed directly on the combustion engine with a link to the crankcase and the two remaining motors drive the front wheels.
The 1.6-litre V6 hybrid petrol engine with direct injection and electrically assisted single turbocharging comes directly from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing car. The vehicle is mid-engined (ahead of the rear axle) and it can easily reach speeds of 11,000 rpm, which is currently unique for a roadgoing vehicle. However, for higher longevity and the use of commercially available Super Plus petrol instead of racing fuel, it remains significantly below the F1 engine speed limit.