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