It’s been a long wait, hasn’t it? But Mercedes-AMG has finally whipped the wraps off the production version of the AMG One, a “highly exclusive” hypercar boasting Formula One tech for the road. 

Mercedes-AMG ONE

The AMG One is endowed with a high-revving 1.6-litre V6 petrol engine and a trio of electric motors, two sited on the front axle and one at the rear. The internal combustion unit produces 422 kW, available from 9 000 r/min to a whopping 11 000 r/min. 

“With the Mercedes-AMG One, we have more than pushed the envelope”

The front-mounted electric motors have a combined power output of 240 kW, while the rear unit produces 90 kW. A 120 kW electric motor is sited on the crankshaft. In total, the hybrid powertrain delivers a staggering 782 kW. Power is sent to a new all-wheel-drive system via a “completely new” automated seven-speed manual transmission. 

Mercedes claims these figures allow the 1 692 kg hypercar to sprint to 100 km/h from a standstill in 2.9 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 7.0 seconds and 0-300 km/h in 15.6 seconds. The top speed is rated at 352 km/h. 

Stopping power is provided by hydraulic AMG carbon-fibre ceramic brakes. The “high-performance” system comprises six-piston 389 mm items up front and four-piston 380 mm units at the rear. The brakes are housed in fore 19-inch alloys and rear 20-inch wheels. The average fuel consumption is a claimed 8.7 L/100 km. 

The German marque says that the interior design concept follows function on the racetrack and is expressed in the radical design idiom. “Every detail has a function.” The most notable item in the two-seater hypercar’s cabin is the F1-style tiller. The traditional rear-view mirror has been ditched for a digital screen. 

To make the production version suitable for everyday use, Mercedes has equipped the F1-inspired hypercar with several convenience items. These include an infotainment system, air conditioning and electric windows. 

“With the Mercedes-AMG One, we have more than pushed the envelope. The immense technical challenges of making a modern Formula 1 powertrain suitable for everyday road use have undoubtedly pushed us to our limits,” said Philipp Schiemer, chairman of the board of management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

Mercedes-AMG One