After months of teasing, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE has finally been unveiled, promising to deliver Formula 1 hybrid technology on the road.
According to MyBroadband, the high-performance plug-in hybrid drive system in the Project ONE comes directly from Formula 1, and consists of a turbocharged 1.6 V6 combustion engine and four electric motors.
This model is also described as a “two-seater supersports show car” with a new eight-speed transmission that has been reportedly “developed from scratch”.
The company's global head of research and Mercedes-Benz Cars development, Ola Källenius said: "The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is the first Formula 1 car with MOT approval" meaning that this car displays never before experienced performance technology.
Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche adds: "Motorsport is not an end in itself for us. Faced with intense competition, we develop technologies from which our production vehicles also subsequently benefit. We are drawing on our experiences and successes from three constructors' and drivers' world championships to bring Formula 1 technology to the road for the first time."
According to carmag, the brand mentions that the engine can “easily reach speeds of 11 000 r/min”, adding that this remains significantly below the F1 engine speed limit for the sake of “higher longevity”.