After four years of development and teasers, Mercedes have taken the covers off their AMG ONE – a car that has taken design cues and technology directly from their Formula 1 team and their F1 engine department.
The car was revealed on 1 June, to mark 55 years since the birth of the AMG brand, Mercedes' high-performance tuning division that lends its name to the Formula 1 team. The livery of the car also closely mirrors the F1 design as re-introduced for 2022.
The AMG ONE has been seen through concepts and computer games since its announcement, but can be viewed for the first time by the public at this month's Goodwood Festival of Speed that runs from 23 to 26 June.
The AMG ONE is a hybrid-engined hypercar that runs a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine with four separate motors, with the engine developed in close collaboration with Mercedes High-Performance Powertrains in Brixworth – the same facility that builds the F1 engines for Mercedes and customers Aston Martin, McLaren and Williams.
The hybrid engine develops 782 kilowatts, equivalent to 1063 horsepower, with the performance capped to a top speed of 352 km/h and a 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds.
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What does the AMG ONE share with F1?
With the engine developed in collaboration with Mercedes HPP, the four motors are distributed across the powertrain. One is in the turbo, one in the engine, and two on the front wheels. The car is capable of being driven using electric power only, albeit only with a range of 18 kilometres.
The engine also has a 90 kilowatt MGU-H, which helps keep the turbo's compressor spooled up.
As well as utilising F1 technology on the engine front, the car's aerodynamics are also F1-inspired with a DRS (Drag Reduction System) on the rear wing, and variable flaps at various points around the car to ensure its downforce increases as the speed rises.
Drivers will also feel like Lewis Hamilton or George Russell behind the wheel, as the car has a minimalist cockpit full of carbon fibre, and assignable AMG switches.
The racing seats are fully adjustable, while the steering wheel is an imitation of what is fitted to the current W13 racing car – although it does have an airbag!
Check out the pictures of the new Mercedes AMG ONE below!
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