• The Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Straight Up Sounds Like An F1 Car For The Road

We finally hear the sound of Mercedes AMG Project One

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Despite the supercar world being as diverse as ever, one car has been talked about a lot, in recent times. The Formula One-inspired Mercedes AMG Project One was announced back in 2017. Since then, there has been a lot of hype around the car and its performance capabilities. Mercedes has certainly managed to keep up the hype, as we continue getting spy footage and videos of the German Formula One-inspired supercar.

The Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Straight Up Sounds Like An F1 Car For The Road
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Although we have a pretty good idea of how the car looks by now, we only just heard how it sounds. This is thanks to an official Mercedes video, showing the car, as it drives around the Mercedes Immendingen Proving Grounds.

The video makes it somewhat difficult to hear the engine note, as it is supplemented by techno music. In fact, other spy footage videos, albeit short, may have done a better job at capturing the AMG Project One’s soundtrack.

The car’s powertrain is centered around a 1.6-liter V-6 engine, straight out of Formula One. The engineers had trouble making the F1 unit comply with emissions regulations. The good news is that, despite all regulations, production cars need to abide by, it seems that the Project One indeed sounds like a Formula One car. The V-6 is backed up by three electric motors for a combined output of 1,050 horsepower.

Mercedes-AMG Project One caught in production shape Exterior Spyshots
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Mercedes-AMG Project One Specifications
Powertrain 1.6-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 + three F1 electric motors
Power 1,050 HP
0 to 60 mph 2.7 seconds
0 to 124 mph 6.0 seconds
Top Speed 217 mph (350 km/h)
Electric range 15 miles (24 km)

It seems Mercedes have a genuine Formula One car for the road. The car looks like it’s ready to hit the race circuits and set some blistering times. It will be interesting to see how it’ll stack up against competitors like the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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