Mercedes-AMG will be revealing its all-new hypercar codenamed ‘Project One’ – a 1000 bhp mid-engine car – at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.
The hypercar will be revealed as part of AMG’s 50th anniversary and it is likely that the automaker is going to pitch the 1000-bhp car against Bugatti Veyron, Porsche 918 and Koenigsegg Regera. The Mercedes-AMG Project One will certainly one of the more fascinating cars to grace the road from the German auto giant.
The Project One car will be borrowing a host of technology from the Silver Arrows Formula 1 W07 hybrid race car. The F1 derived 1.6 litre engine with electric motors and split turbo systems will power the Project One and will churn out an outrageous 1000 bhp of power. Compared to the F1 W07, Mercedes-AMG will bring the engine idle down to 4000 rpm for more civilised performance, while rev limit will be somewhere over 10,000 rpm on the production model.
While the teaser doesn’t reveal much, we believe a bodacious design will grace the hypercar. Chances of gullwing doors can’t be ruled out as well and according to Mercedes-AMG Project One will be “probably the most fascinating two seater that will ever hit the road.”
Complete details on Project One will be available in Frankfurt later this year. The hypercar is expected to be completely booked by then by the uber exclusive clientele that the car will cater to, while deliveries are expected to commence in 2019. At present, the automaker says that there will be only one variant on offer, but expect a plethora of customisation options on offer.