Mercedes-AMG Project One rear design unveiled

Mercedes-AMG Project One rear design unveiled

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Now, add a second motor directly tied to the crankshaft, while the Project One will get what can be called through-the-road all-wheel-drive capabilities by adding two more motors up front, one for each wheel.

Mercedes claims a power output of over 986bhp plus an 11,000rpm redline, cut down from the F1 car's 15,000rpm limit. With the axle motors, we estimate that up to 80 percent of the braking energy can also be optimally used for recuperation under everyday driving conditions. The gearbox is electromechanically/hydraulically automated or can be shifted using the steering wheel paddles.

The vehicle uses a lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged by kinetic energy recovery from braking and coasting, and by more traditional plug-in methods.

The Mercedes-AMG Project One also has a very similar look to that of the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR to which it is a spiritual successor of. Though the exterior design will be cleaner than the visually awkward, albeit incredibly windswept F1 cars of today, it will have gone through similarly efforts to reduce drag. It should also be noted that while the Project One is close to being signed off, the vehicle and details provided here relate to what is still technically a concept - but a concept that Mercedes says "gives specific indications of what to expect from the upcoming production model".

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Around the back, a shark fin sits above the engine compartment and divides the rear end, while a huge rear diffuser and retractable rear spoiler are also present to provide plenty of downforce.

Power for the Project One ultimately flows through an automated eight-speed manual transmission specifically developed for the auto. The traction control system can be switched off entirely too. The steering wheel, as with Formula One, is where a driver controls numerous vehicle's key performance functions. A third screen acts as a rear view mirror and is linked to a camera at the back of the auto.

The road-legal hypercar uses a Formula One hybrid engine and an electrified front axle to create over 1,000 horsepower and a top speed of over 350 km per hour (217mph). With a system output of over 1,000 hp and a top speed beyond 217 miles per hour (350 km/h) this hypercar handles exactly as it looks: "it takes your breath away", Ola Källenius says, Member of the Daimler AG Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. Let us know below...

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