It was 2017 when Mercedes-Benz presented an ambitious proposal in the form of the Project One hypercar concept. In a bid to make a 1,000 horsepower road-legal car with a Formula 1-derived engine, the automaker essentially wants an F1 car for the road.
The original plan was to launch the hypercar in 2019. But as we all know, Mercedes-AMG has yet to produce any of the limited 275 units. The automaker cited various obstacles during the development phase of the ambitious project, including stricter emissions laws.
When asked when the long-awaited hypercar will finally hit the road in production form, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius joked about approving the project in the first place.
“The AMG team and the High Performance Powertrain Formula 1 branch came to us about four years ago and said ‘we have a great idea, put a Formula 1 engine in a road car.’ I’ll have to go back and check the meeting minutes, but I’m sure we were drunk when we said yes,” Källenius joked, as reported. Coach.
Obviously, the AMG One is a tough project, but it looks like Mercedes is determined to finish the job. Apparently, the German automaker is ready to reveal news of the AMG One “in a few weeks.” Whether it’s the production version or the spec sheet, we’ll find out soon enough. At this point, we know that the AMG One will begin production this year.
Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz marketing manager Bettina Fetzer said the company would release a “very honest documentary” about the development of the AMG One. That might put the automaker in a good light – though we can’t say the same for the wealthy future owners who are patiently awaiting their multimillion-dollar hypercar.