Here’s a new photo of the Mercedes Project One hypercar

Posted on Sep 2, 2017 by

And it’s coming to the UAE this November’s sporting a price tag of around AED9.0 million and brandishing 1,000 horsepower

Mercedes Project One

Mercedes-Benz has revealed another teaser shot of its much-anticipated AMG Project One hypercar, ahead of its official unveiling at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show this month. While there isn’t much the image gives away in terms of details, there are some tell-tale signs that set it apart from regular Mercs.

The grille, for instance, will have the AMG logo rather than the three-pointed star that’s found on Stuttgart’s current cars. The beady headlights are suitably different from those on other models. In fact, from what we can gather from the dimly lit photo is that it will almost looks like a Le Mans prototype racer.

According to the blurb accompanying the photo the Project One promises “the very latest and efficient, fully-fledged Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road”. The official stats back that claim. In production guise, the Project One will make over a 1,000PS (986bhp) with a top speed in excess of 350km/h.

The car, which uses a Formula One-based 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 engine in tandem with a quartet of electric motors, will rev up an ear-splitting 11,000rpm. It should sound as dramatic as it looks, then.

Mercedes is only planning to make 275 units of this incredible machine, with a fittingly ludicrous price tag of $2.5 million, or, a handy AED9,000,000 a pop. And like any high-strung, multi-million machine, the Project One comes with its share of eye-widening facts. For instance, while you can use the car in every day settings, the complexity of the powertrain means that the engine will have to be rebuilt at about 50,000kms. We don’t even want to speculate on how much that might cost.

Overall though, the Project one is shaping up to be an exciting hypercar that should give the Ferrari LaFerrari,  McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder something to think about. Or is it too little too late for Mercedes? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

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