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Mercedes-AMG Project One: From The Men Who Designed It 1
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Film, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, Mercedes Videos, video on 01 1st, 2018


From the CLK GTR to the SLR McLaren, Mercedes has made some epic supercars over the years – but nothing quite like the Mercedes-AMG Project One.

The world-beating hypercar aims to take everything Mercedes has learned over the course of the past four years of dominating Formula One racing and apply it to the road.

At its heart sits a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 hybrid powertrain closely based on the F1 unit and capable of producing around a thousand horsepower in a package weighing less than 2,900 pounds. Impressive as that combination may be, though, there’s clearly a lot more going on with the Project One (or whatever it’ll ultimately be called) than the numbers indicate.

To get the real scoop on what’s gone into Benz’s new groundbreaking hypercar, you’ll want to speak to the men who designed it: Daimler’s chief designer Gorden Wagener, exterior designer Robert Lesnik, interior designer Hartmut Sinkwitz, and AMG’s Philipp Eckert and Vitalis Enns.

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The Latest Hypercars Would Make Awesome Le Mans Racers 26
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg Agera, Le Mans, McLaren Senna, Mercedes AMG Project One, Motorsport, Porsche 918, racing, Renderings on 12 26th, 2017


It had a good run, but today’s LMP1 class is all but completely dead – killed by a gradual bleeding of its vital participating manufacturers. It’s time, in short, for the FIA and ACO to rethink of what the top tier at Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship should be composed. And looking at these renderings, we’re convinced that the latest crop of hypercars would be just the ticket.

Illustrated by Marco van Overbeeke and shared both on Behance and Drivetribe, these images show what the most extreme road cars would look like if converted to a revived GT1 specification.

GT1, for those who don’t recall, was a more extreme class of (barely) road-derived racers that formed both the top tier at Le Mans in the late 1990s and the backbone of the successive FIA championships from 1993 through 2012. It yielded such legendary cars as the Porsche 911 GT1, Mercedes CLK GTR, McLaren F1 GTR, Maserati MC12, and Aston Martin DBR9 – each world-beating champions in their own right, casting a long shadow even over the LMP1 prototypes and GTE racers that have taken their place at either end.

It would take a special breed of machinery to revive their spirit, but these race-converted hypercars could do just the trick – encouraging the most exotic automakers to showcase their machinery, and giving fans something more tangible to root for.

Overbeeke’s conceptual lineup includes race-converted versions of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, McLaren Senna, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Porsche 918, Koenigsegg Agera RS, and Ferrari FXX-K Evo. Who knows, maybe Bugatti could be tempted to take part as well with a competition-spec Chiron (looking like its Vision Gran Turismo concept), and Toyota to shift its program based on the LMP1-inspired supercar concept it has coming. It’d make a fitting opportunity for Lamborghini too, if the costs could be kept low enough for the VW group to justify multiple programs (like it did with Porsche and Audi until recently). What do you say, racing fans?

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Mercedes Collaborates With Linkin Park To Make Electrified AMGs Sound Better 23
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, celebrities, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, Mercedes CLS, PHEV, Reports on 12 23rd, 2017


Mercedes-AMG is cooperating with Linkin Park, alongside other experts in different fields, to make sure that their upcoming electrified models not only look good and go like stink, but sound the part, too.

It’s unknown at this point how the American rock band will help Merc’s Affalterbach-based performance division, but the tie-up was confirmed by AMG chief Tobias Moers, who recently spoke on the topic with WheelsMag.

“You know Linkin Park? I started to talk with these guys about what is their interpretation of electrified sound. We’ve had a cooperation with Linkin Park for years. We’re really close”, Moers said.

“We started off years ago. We established a team doing artificial sound, and we worked together with games specialists, we worked together with film artists doing sound for films. We sell emotions, and sound is really a crucial part of emotion, so what we do is work on artificial sounds, because you have to”, added the Mercedes-AMG’s head honcho.

The Project One hypercar that uses technology derived from Formula 1 is paving the road for Mercedes-AMG’s electrified future. It boasts a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 and four electric motors that deliver a total combined output in excess of 1,000 horsepower. The first units of the German exotic will arrive in 2019, with production being capped at 275 examples, all of which have been spoken for.

Alongside the hypercar, Mercedes-AMG is also said to be prepping an electrified version of the new-gen CLS. Expected to be named the AMG 53, it will slot between the 43 and 63 grades and will, allegedly, combine the 3.0-liter inline-six of the 43 models with an electric motor for a max output of 429hp.

Note: Mercedes-AMG Project One pictured

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Project One Leads The Mercedes-AMG Pack In LA 30
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Hybrids, LA Auto Show, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, new cars on 11 30th, 2017


The CLS may be Mercedes’ star at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and yet it pales next to the AMG Project One.

Displayed for the first time in the City of Angels, following its Frankfurt and Tokyo shows appearances in the past couple of months, the two-seater hypercar continues to amaze with its sexy looks and mind-blowing performance.

By using four electric motors, combined with a high-revving 1.6-liter V6 engine derived from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 racer, which work together to produce more than 1,000hp, the Project One needs less than 6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 124mph (200km/h).

By comparison, the new Bugatti Chiron does that in 6.1sec, whereas the McLaren P1 requires 6.8sec. Flat-out, the Mercedes-AMG Project One will reach speeds in excess of 350km/h (210mph).

If you’re among the lucky customers who have bought one of the 275 build slots, then you should rest assured when it comes to its equipment list, as despite bringing the F1 technology to the road, the hybrid hypercar is well equipped inside.

Among the features that should make life more comfortable behind the wheel are the air conditioning and Comand infotainment system, in addition to the screen that replaces the rear-view mirror, to improve rear visibility.

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Someone’s Already Selling A Build Slot For The Mercedes-AMG Project One 7
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, used cars on 11 7th, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG Project One has yet to hit the assembly lines, but an example is already listed for sale priced at €4.51 million, or $5.23 million at today’s exchange rates.

The seller is a dealership based in Munich, Germany, and in the ad posted on Mobile, they mention that the Formula 1-inspired hypercar will be delivered in Q2, 2019.

If the facts are correct, then they have probably secured an official build spot for the Project One, and are looking to make some quick cash off the machine, which will be offered, officially, from €2.27 million ($2.63 million).

However, there’s always the possibility of a scam, or even some false advertising, so if you have that much cash lying around, then you should read the papers very carefully, before making any deposits that would allegedly reserve an AMG Project One of your own.

Billed as the world’s first road legal car with an F1 powertrain, the Mercedes-AMG Project One will be made in just 275 examples, and all of them have been spoken for. The first production units are expected no sooner than mid-2019, when they will amaze with their hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.6-liter V6 internal combustion engine, with four electric motors, for a total output in excess of 1,000hp.

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Mercedes-AMG Project One Dazzles The Crowds In Tokyo 25
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Autonomous, concepts, Electric Vehicles, fuel cell, Hydrogen, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes GLC, PHEV, Smart Concepts, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz and AMG are providing a glimpse into the future of mobility with a range of premieres shown for the first time on the Asian continent.
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Mercedes-AMG Project One Dazzles The Crowds In Tokyo 25
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in AMG, Autonomous, concepts, Electric Vehicles, fuel cell, Hydrogen, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes GLC, PHEV, Smart Concepts, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


Mercedes-Benz and AMG are providing a glimpse into the future of mobility with a range of premieres shown for the first time on the Asian continent.
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Should Mercedes-AMG Build A Project One Roadster? 2
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, Renderings on 10 2nd, 2017


In order for the world's first road legal automobile with a Formula 1 powertrain to be even more like an F1 car, one would assume the roof would need to come down, right?
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Mercedes-AMG Project One Gets A New Nose In Latest Rendering 22
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in AMG, mercedes, Mercedes AMG Project One, Renderings on 09 22nd, 2017


The Mercedes-AMG Project One was the star attraction of the Frankfurt Motor Show but its styling didn't win everyone over.
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Mercedes AMG Debuts 1000HP Project One: The King Has Arrived 11
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Daimler, featured, Hybrids, mercedes, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes AMG Project One, Mercedes Concept, Mercedes Videos, Top 5, video on 09 11th, 2017


After a long period of teasing and playing with shadows, the new Mercedes AMG Project finally made its world debut as the world’s first road legal car with a Formula 1 powertrain.
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