The German automaker has confirmed that its Project One hyper car will be powered by the F1 styled powertrain.
Mercedes-AMG used to reveal that its upcoming Project One would feature the same powertrain as the F1 of Lewis Hamilton. However, at that time, this idea wasn’t highly appreciated because the F1’s powertrain system requires a large number of factors.
Recently, Tobias Moers, AMG’s boss has affirmed that the expected Mercedes-AMG Project One hyper car will come with a Formula 1-derived 1.6-liter V6 engine paired with a turbocharger and an 80-kW electric motor.
AMG will combine these two engines together in order that the Project One can push out up to 1000hp. This V6 engine will reach a dizzying speed at 11,000 rev/min.
The Mercedes-AMG Project One hyper car will come with a Formula 1-derived 1.6-liter V6 engine
The Mercedes-AMG Project One is also an environmentally-friendly supercar which only uses an electric motor to travel 25 km. The Project One's batteries are identical to those of Lewis Hamilton’s race cars. Even, they are made in the same factory in the UK, according to car news from the manufacturer.
The Project One's batteries are identical to those of Lewis Hamilton’s race cars
Moers also says that the hybrid system will be connected to a regular eight-speed automatic transmission as a dual-clutch gearbox isn’t able to handle well the engine noise.
Additionally, the Mercedes-AMG Project One is also equipped with an advanced multi-link suspension front and rear along with a large carbon fiber roof scoop to cool the powertrain.
AMG Project ONE Hypercar Powertrain first look
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